SNAP - Eligible for Seven Years:

Eligible for Seven Years:

  • If these individuals meet one of the conditions above, they are eligible indefinitely. For example, effective April 1, 2003, these qualified aliens are eligible indefinitely once they have met the five-year requirement.
  • Refugee admitted under section 207 of the INA (including immigrants who have been certified by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to be victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons in accordance with the Victims of Trafficking & Violence Protection Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-386);
  • Asylee granted asylum under section 208 of the INA;
  • Deportation withheld under section 243(h) or removal withheld under section 241(b)(3) of the INA;
  • Cuban/Haitian entrant under section 501(e) of the refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980; or
  • Amerasian immigrant under section 584 of the Foreign Operations Export Financing & Related Programs Appropriations Act of 1988.


    SNAP rules require most all types of income be counted to determine if a household is eligible. Most households must have income at or below certain dollar limits before and after deductions are allowed. However, households in which all members are getting TANF or SSI (or, in some locations, general assistance) do not have to meet the income eligibility tests.

    (Proof: You must provide proof of the income of all household members. Examples of proof include latest pay stubs or a statement from your employer; and benefit letters from Social Security, Veterans Administration, unemployment compensation, or pensions.)

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