Evidence List for Battered Immigrant Women Seeking Social Security Numbers [pdf]

This list is designed to provide advocates working with battered immigrants with a tool that will help them work more effectively in obtaining social security numbers. Battered immigrants who receive a prime face determination may be eligible to receive cash assistance. Many federal and state benefits agencies require a social security number in order to issue the cash benefit. Therefore, battered immigrants who do not have an INS issued work authorization will need to apply for a non-work social security number. Advocates are strongly encouraged to accompany their clients to the Social Security Administration to ensure that their clients are not denied non-work SSNs by caseworkers who do not fully understand the process and eligibility requirements involved in issuing non-working SSNs.