The Initial Verification process uses the noncitizen's Alien Registration Number (A-Number) to verify USCIS status. The A-Number is 7 to 9 numbers preceded by the letter A. The Initial Verification response is also known as a SAVE clearance.
NOTE: If the noncitizen only has an I-94 number, you cannot use Initial Verification. In this situation, use the Additional Verification option to request Additional Verification without first performing an Initial Verification. This is the only time you use this menu option; see WAG 03-01-06-d.
Request initial verification as follows:
NOTE: Selecting the benefits only shows the SAVE system why verification is needed. The SAVE response does not indicate whether or not the person is eligible for the benefits.
NOTE: To verify entry status for AABD cash for noncitizens ineligible for SSI due to 7-year limit, see WAG 03-03-02.
Some things to note on the Case Details page:
NOTE: Clicking Close is not the same as clicking Complete and Close Case. The Close button only removes the Case Details Page from the screen. It does not close the case, nor does it remove the case from the user workload.
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