WAC 388-424-0030

Effective July 1, 2012

WAC 388-424-0030 How does my alien status impact my eligibility for state-funded benefits under the food assistance program?

  1. If you are not a citizen and are not eligible for federally-funded Basic Food benefits, you may be eligible for state-funded benefits under the food assistance program (FAP) if you are a legal immigrant.  This means you must be one of the following:
    1. A "qualified alien" a defined in WAC 388-424-0001, who does not meet the eligibility requirements under WAC 388-424-0020 to receive federally-funded Basic Food benefits; or
    2. A "nonqualified alien" as described in WAC 388-424-0001 who:
      1. Is not a nonimmigrant as described in WAC 388-424-0001(d);
      2. Intends to stay in the United States indefinitely; and
      3. The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement is not taking steps to enforce your department.
  2. If you are eligible for state-funded FAP, we calculate your benefits as described under WAC 388-400-0050.

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