Public Benefits Overview for Refugees and Others v2 1

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Public Benefits Overview for Refugees and Other Humanitarian Immigrants

Certain humanitarian immigrants are eligible for cash assistance, medical assistance, employment preparation, job placement, English language training, and other services offered through the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), along with other federally funded programs. This includes refugees, asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, Special Immigrant Visa holders, victims of trafficking, and Afghan individuals granted humanitarian parole by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in response to their need for rapid evacuation and relocation under Operation Allies Refuge/Operation Allies Welcome. Certain unaccompanied minors, including Paroled Unaccompanied Afghan Minors, are eligible for the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) Program.

This eligibility tool provides a summary of what benefits may be available to families with children, single adults or couples with no minor children, and disabled individuals and adults over 65. Timeframes listed begin on arrival to the United States or, for Afghan newcomers, on the date of arrival into the community (for example, the date of departure from a Safe Haven military base).