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DMA ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER NO: 19-03, Immigrant Access to Benefits

DSS ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER NO. 06-2003

ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE

DATE: APRIL 1, 2003

SUBJECT: Immigrant Access to Benefits

DISTRIBUTION: County Director of Social Services

Medicaid Eligibility Staff

Work First Eligibility Staff

Food Stamp Eligibility Staff

The purpose of this letter is to address and re-emphasize policy regarding immigrant’s access to benefits and to require that the attached notice be given to all applicants applying for Medicaid, NC Health Choice for Children, Food Stamp benefits, and Work First.

I. BACKGROUND

II. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS

III. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION STATUS

IV. REPORTING ILLEGAL ALIENS

V. PUBLIC CHARGE DETERMINATIONS

VI. NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS/INQUIRIES FOR BENEFITS

Remember, any locally created materials must comply with applicable manual sections and this Administrative Letter.

If you have any questions, please contact your Program Integrity, Work First, or Medicaid Program representative.

PB/NY/DAK

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(This material researched and written by Debbie Pittard, Policy Consultant, Medicaid Eligibility Unit, and Denise Ann Knight, Policy Consultant, Economic Independence Section.)

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