Department of Human Services

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Citizenship and Alien Status Requirement

Revised:

6.5

ELIGIBLE ALIENS-GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

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In addition to United States citizens, aliens who meet certain criteria are eligible to receive Food Stamp benefits.

 

Prior to approval/certification, determine the alien status of each individual in the household listed on the application as an alien. BCIS documents presented or secured by the applicant/recipient are the primary source for verifying alien status. The Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) system will be used whenever possible to validate the alienís documents and status.

 

Glossary of Terms

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