* Public Benefits
What does it mean to be a "qualified immigrant" and how do I know if my client is considered to be a "qualified immigrant"?
If my client is a qualified immigrant, for what federal public benefits is my client eligible?
I have a client who wants to apply for federal financial aid. Who is eligible for post-secondary financial aid? What options are available for those not eligible for post-secondary financial aid, for example U-visa holders?
Are qualified immigrants eligible for any state benefits during the time in which the 5 year bar is imposed against them for federal benefits?
For what benefits and services are all immigrants eligible, regardless of immigration status?
The local domestic violence shelter advocates in my community that their funding restricts them from sheltering undocumented immigrants. Is this correct?
What if applying for a benefit requires a Social Security Number (SSN) and my client either does not have one or is using a false SSN?