Public Benefits for Immigrants

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There are many ways in which your immigration status - whether you"re a green card holder or undocumented - can impact your ability to get a job, go to college, or even remain in the United States.

On January 9, 2018, a federal court ruled that while a lawsuit decides whether the termination of DACA was unlawful, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must continue to accept renewal applications. Below is guidance on who is eligible to apply at this time. Please note, as the lawsuit moves forward, this advice may change.

Basic information about living in the United States and finding services.

Are you temporarily in the United States to attend a college, language, vocational, or nonacademic school with a nonimmigrant F-1, M-1, or J-1 student classification? Your school may ask you for your Social Security number.

On January 9, 2018, a federal court ruled that while a lawsuit decides whether the termination of DACA was unlawful, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must continue to accept renewal applications. Below is guidance on who is eligible to apply at this time. Please note, as the lawsuit moves forward, this advice may change.

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Immigration, family, public benefits, criminal laws, access a broad range of victim services without regard to immigration status.

Social Security numbers can be assigned to foreign workers who are authorized to work in the United States. Fact sheet available in Spanish, Arabic, Amharic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Tagalog, Vietnamese.

Recognizing that some applicants cannot pay the filing fees, USCIS established a fee waiver process for certain forms and benefit types.

Programs available to victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and other serious crimes.

You may be eligible if you are a "qualified" immigrant.