Policy in this section applies to cash programs, for Medical benefits see the policy memo, Refugee Medical Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act.
This section provides procedures for determining initial and ongoing eligibility for the Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP). RRP benefits are issued under Category 00 (cash).
A person who qualifies for AABD Cash or TANF Cash is ineligible for RRP. If they would be eligible for RRP except for receipt of other benefits, identify them on Form 552 as follows:
||- Enter the letter A (except Cuban-Haitian Entrants) in the first position of the basic number. For Cuban-Haitian Entrants, enter a Y.
||- Enter the Nation of Origin.
||- Enter the code for the refugee's Voluntary Sponsoring Agency.
||- Enter code 328 DU and the person's date of entry into the U.S. For an asylee, show the date asylum was granted. For a trafficking victim, show the date they were first identified by ORR. For Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants, show the date of entry in special immigrant status or the date the status was granted if within the U.S. Show the earliest date for any person in the case.
||- Enter code 644, Contribution from Voluntary Sponsoring Agency (if received).
NOTE: In Cook County refer all applicants who are refugees or special immigrants to the Special Units Office. The Special Units Office processes all applications filed by refugees/special immigrants and keeps the eligible cases.