The following are examples of Citizenship and Alien Status with regards to SNAP benefits:
Jose, Savanna, and their two children apply for SNAP benefits on 09/15/16. Savanna and the two children are U.S. citizens. Jose states that he is not a citizen, but he has a permanent resident card. The entry date shown on the permanent resident card is at least 5 years prior to the application date. Worker has the supervisor run a SAVE report to verify Jose’s alien status, and it confirms the alien status.
- Jose is an eligible alien and all household members will be coded “S/A.”
Rose has applied for SNAP benefits as a single individual household. During the interview she states that she has moved to Oklahoma from the Philippines and is not a U.S. citizen. She provides a permanent resident card which shows her entry date less than 5 years ago. Rose does not meet any other criteria or eligibility requirement to be qualified.
- Rose is considered an ineligible alien, and therefore ineligible to receive SNAP benefits. The application is denied.
Miguel, Jessica, and their children Anna, Jose, and Michael apply for SNAP benefits. Miguel and Jessica declare that they are non-citizens, although their three children are U.S. citizens. Jessica provided a copy of her permanent resident card that shows an entry date of at least 5 years prior to the application date. Miguel does not have any documentation. A SAVE report confirms that Jessica is an eligible alien. Miguel is self-employed and provided verification of income. He is also responsible for the payment of rent and utilities.
- Jessica (eligible alien) and each of the children (all citizens) are eligible for SNAP benefits. Jessica and each of the children will be coded “S/A.” Miguel is considered an undocumented alien and is ineligible for SNAP benefits. Miguel will be coded “S/O.”