- If you are an active duty United States Military or have an honorable discharge from the military that is not related to your immigration status.
- You received SSI and lawfully living in the United States on or prior to August 22, 1996.
- If you are a lawfully in the United States on August 22, 1996, and blind or disabled.
When you apply for SSI, you may be eligible to use work done by your parents or spouse to have 40 quarters of the work requirement. If you enter the U.S. after August 22, 1996, and have Lawfully Admitted for Permanent Residence status, you may be eligible for SSI for your first five years as a Lawfully Admitted for Permanent Residence.
More Additional Conditions
When you are an eligible immigrant and meet the disability requirements, if you can prove you meet one of the following conditions below in order to receive benefits:
- Requirements include being a permanent resident and must have at least 40 qualifying quarters of work
- you are currently on active duty in the U.S. military or must have an honorable discharge not related to your immigration status
- you were receiving SSI and lawfully citizen residing in the U.S. on or before August 22, 1996, or
- you were a lawful citizen in the U.S. on or before August 22, 1996, and you are blind or disabled
When you apply for SSI, you may use your parents or spouse work to meet the 40 quarters of credits requirement. If you arrive in the U.S. on or after August 22, 1996, and have LAPR status, you might not be eligible for SSI Benefits for at least first five years as an LAPR.
Limits on Benefits
There may be several limitations to your benefits based on your immigration status. If you are going to granted one of the following immigration statuses within seven
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