.01 Five Years Lawful Residency
 
(07/01/10) – 09/30/10)
To meet the five year requirement, a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) must have been continuously living in the U.S. as an LPR for five years or more.
 
The LPR becomes potentially eligible for CA, NA, and full services MA from the beginning of the month the LPR has 5 years as an LPR.
 
EXCEPTION
Some LPR’s who entered the U.S. as a temporary qualified noncitizen do not have to meet the five years as an LPR requirement due to their previous temporary qualified status
This applies to LPR’s who entered with one of the following temporary qualified noncitizens statuses:
Asylee
Cuban or Haitian Entrant
Noncitizen whose Deportation is Withheld
Refugee or Amerasian
Victim of Severe Trafficking