I Determining Noncitizen Status
 
(04/01/10 –06/30/10)
To determine noncitizen status, complete the following:
 
Ask the noncitizen for their USCIS documentation. When the participant states they do not have documentation, see Nonqualified Noncitizens without USCIS Documentation.
When the noncitizen refuses to answer questions about the noncitizen status of any household member, disqualify only the member who has not verified their status.
Others in the household may be eligible. Continue to complete the determinations for all citizens or noncitizens who have verified their citizenship or noncitizen status.
To disqualify participants who have not verified their citizenship or noncitizen status, see Nonqualified Noncitizens without USCIS Documentation.
When the document is provided, compare the document to the documents listed in qualified noncitizen documents. When the document is one of the qualified noncitizen documents, the noncitizen has a qualified status.
 
NOTE Each USCIS document contains additional information that specifies noncitizen status.
 
When the noncitizen has a qualified status, see Qualified Noncitizens to determine specific program eligibility requirements for the qualified noncitizen.
 
NOTE Use VIS to verify the noncitizen's immigration status prior to authorizing benefits.