Updated Afghan Eligibility for Selected Benefits Based on Immigration Status: In Brief

This resource, created by the Congressional Research Service, gives an update to the Afghan eligibility for selected benefits, including:

  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Refugee Benefits include Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA), and Refugee Support Services.

It also discusses work authorization and prescribed path to legal permanent resident (LPR) status.