years of filing for SSI. However, you may only be eligible for SSI for a period of seven years:
- Section 207 of the INA is under refugee status
- Section 208 of the INA under asylum status
- Sections 243(h) or 241(b)(3) of the INA (respectively) under alien status whose deportation or removal stayed
- Section 501(e) of the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980, or Cuban or Haitian status
- Section 584 of the amended Foreign Operations, under “Amerasian immigrant” status Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriate Act of 1988 under
- However, you may be able to receive SSI for more than seven years even if you are in one of this immigration classification if you can prove one of the additional conditions discussed above OR
- Make sure you meet the requirements for the two or three year extension under P.S. 110-328 (enacted October 1, 2008), and
- Make sure you can prove you are a qualifying or U.S. citizenship and have a good effort faith to obtain citizenship
Native Americans Non-Citizen
Native Americans Non-Citizen are eligible for SSI Benefits:
- If a person is born in Canada under to the United States under Section 289 of the INA, OR
- If you are a non-citizen member of an Indian tribe Identified by the United States that falls under Section 4(e) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act
As Well as Alien Categories Eligible for SSI Benefits:
SSI Benefits may be offer for non-citizens who are victims of human trafficking or who are Afghani or Iraqi to present in the United States under special immigrant status.
Need Proof For Immigration Status
When you apply for SSI you must submit proof to the Social Security Administration immigration for status. Below are some documents you need provide to Social Security Disability Office.
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