WAC 388-424-0015

Effective January 1, 2014

WAC 388-424-0015 Immigrant eligibility restrictions for the State Family Assistance, ABD cash and PWA programs.

  1. To receive State Family Assistance (SFA) benefits, you must be:
    1. A “qualified alien” as defined in WAC 388-424-0001 who is ineligible for TANF due to the five-year bar as described in WAC 388-424-0006 (3); or
    2. A nonqualified alien who meets the Washington state residency requirements as listed in WAC 388-468-0005, including a noncitizen American Indian who does not meet the criteria in WAC 388-424-0001.
  2. To receive   Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) cash or Pregnant Women Assistance (PWA) benefits, you must be:
    1. A U.S. citizen; 
    2. A U.S. national;
    3. An American Indian born outside the U.S.;
    4. A ”qualified alien” or similarly defined lawful immigrant such as victim of trafficking as defined in WAC 388-424-0001; or
    5. A nonqualified alien described in WAC 388-424-0001 who:
      1. Has verified their intent to stay in the United States indefinitely; and
      2. The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement is not taking steps to enforce their departure.

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