Ala. Admin. Code r. 660-2-2-.17 - Citizenship

The child or parent, or relative whose needs are included in the grant must be either a U. S. citizen, or an eligible alien as defined below.

Eligible Alien:

(a) For five (5) years after the individual obtains the designated alien status:
(1) Refugees admitted under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA),
(2) Asylees admitted under section 208 of INA, and
(3) Aliens whose deportation has been withheld under section 243(h) of the INA.
(b) Not limited to five (5) years after obtaining the designated alien status if otherwise eligible:
(1) Veterans who were honorably discharged for reasons other than alienage.
(2) Active duty personnel (other than active duty for training).
(3) The spouse or unmarried dependent children of these veterans and active duty personnel.
(4) Aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence and who have worked forty (40) qualifying quarters of coverage under Title II of the Social Security Act or can be credited with such qualifying quarters.

Aliens not identified above who lawfully entered the United States after August 22, 1996 are not eligible for assistance until five years after entry into the United States.

Aliens not identified above who were lawfully residing in the United States and receiving AFDC on August 22, 1996 are not eligible for assistance after December 31, 1996.


Ala. Admin. Code r. 660-2-2-.17
Effective June 28, 1983. Section 201 of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, P.L. 99-603. Emergency amendment effective September 1, 1988. Permanent amendment effective December 9, 1988. Amended: Filed January 3, 1997; effective February 7, 1997.

Statutory Authority: Social Security Act, Title IV-A; 45 C.F.R. 233.50; State Plan for Title IV-A; Code of Ala. 1975, Title 38.


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