An interactive map providing state-by-state data on the demographics of and public benefits available in all 50 states and DC. The benefits outlined include: TANF, healthcare, post-assault care, pre-natal care, emergency Medicaid, forensic exams, child care, driver’s licenses, food programs, in-state tuition, SSI, and energy/weatherization. http://www.niwap.org/benefitsmap/
This chart compares forms of crime victim based immigration relief for immigrant children. It covers VAWA self-petitioning for child abuse victims, the U visa for child victims of child abuse, sexual assault and other forms of criminal activity and special immigrant juvenile status available for children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected by one or both of their parents. The chart compares eligibility for immigration relief, the immigration relief process, timing of access to lawful permanent residency and access to public benefits and services among these three forms of immigration relief.
Checklist for battered immigrants preparing to apply for public benefits such as TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid, and SSI.
After reading this training, you will be able to understand what forms of assistance undocumented immigrants can access, be better equipped to help immigrant survivors access LSC funded legal services, transitional housing, health care, and other services necessary to protect life and safety, and better appreciate the importance of accompanying survivors applying for benefits for their children.
The public benefits flow charts pertain to VAWA self-petition and cancellation, U-Visas, T-Visas, and Special Juvenile Immigrant Status (SIJS). Specifically, the charts explain access to federal and state public benefits for battered immigrant spouses and children of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, victims of human trafficking, U-Visa victims, and SIJS victims.
Information regarding access to programs and services that can help victims of sexual assault.
All programs that serve survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, child abuse, elder abuse, human trafficking or other crime victims and directly or indirectly receive federal funding or assistance are responsible for complying with anti-discrimination laws. This fact sheet will discuss the anti-discrimination provisions of laws and programs with particular applicability to immigrant and Limited English Proficient (LEP) crime victims. By Catherine Longville and Leslye E. Orloff
This document pertains to a family court bench card on immigrant crime victim access to public benefits and services. It explains the public benefits for undocumented domestic violence victims, and the additional public benefits for domestic violence victims who are lawfully present.
This is a comprehensive tool that provides information relating to public benefits. This manual is composed of chapters and training tools providing overview of immigrant crime victims’ legal rights to services and public benefits, programs open to all without regard to immigration status, federal public benefits (by topic), state benefits comparison charts (by topic), drivers licenses and Social Security numbers, screening and eligibility, and additional government documents relevant to access to public benefits and services for immigrant crime victims.
Chapter in Empowering Survivors: Legal Rights of Immigrant Victims of Sexual Assault. Under federal crime victim compensation laws states provide health care assistance to crime victims that includes health care funded by the Victims of Crime Act Compensation Act (VOCA). How health care for crime victims is funded, what health care services are covered, how victims apply, and which crime victims are covered varies state by state. In all but one state VOCA funded crime victim compensation is open to all victims without regard to immigration status. Alabama severely restricts the numbers of immigrant victims who can access VOCA funded crime victims compensation based on the immigration status of the victim at the time the crime victimization occurred. This chapter includes two sets of state by state charts that briefly, and in detail, summarize the provisions available by state to immigrant victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes, as well as the victim compensation laws and processes to receive compensation for each state, DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
Lists of HHS funded programs open to all immigrants.
This chapter includes:
– the types of immigration status relevant to a public benefits determination
– the legal definition of a battered “qualified” immigrant
– categories of benefits
– specific eligibility rules for some important federal programs
– the need to accompany battered immigrants applying for benefits
– public charge
– rules regarding inquiries into citizenship and immigration status
– social security numbers
Readers should be aware that many immigrant eligibility provisions and public benefit requirements discussed in this chapter are both complex, and deeply intertwined. Because of this overlapping complexity, some of the information in this chapter is duplicated in more than one section when required for clarity. Our goal is to assure that advocates and attorneys using this manual can easily access the most complete information they will need to assist clients.
This chapter discusses the different barriers which immigrants may encounter with regard to accessing services. It discusses the impact of Welfare Reform on immigrant families. This chapter also includes a policy guidance issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, regarding handling questions on citizenship, immigration status, and social security numbers during the benefits application process, as well as facilitating access to public benefits for persons with limited English proficiency (LEP). Other topics included in this chapter are Medicaid and SCHIP, food stamps, and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).
A comprehensive manual covering topics such as: domestic violence and battered immigrant issues, cultural competency training, cross-cultural interviewing, recruiting and hiring multilingual and multicultural staff, shelter protocols, outreach and community collaboration, shelter access for battered immigrant women, VAWA immigration cases and victim advocacy confidentiality, creative use of protection orders, protections orders enforcement and criminal prosecution, access to public benefits, verification and reporting requirements under the U.S. Attorney General’s guidance and order, and model programs.
Chapter in Empowering Survivors: Legal Rights of Immigrant Victims of Sexual Assault. Under federal health care, public benefits and immigration laws states have obligations to provide emergency medicaid to immigrants without regard to immigration status. This includes immigrant victims of sexual assault. This chapter is intended to provide an overview regarding health benefits and emergency Medicaid for each state. It provides a chart detailing the definition of what services are provided in the emergency medicaid program, what is covered in each state, and provides a state-by-state chart detailing each state’s laws concerning emergency Medicaid, the coverage provided, and the application process involved.
Information regarding public benefits access for battered immigrant women and children. This reading covers who are qualified immigrants, what benefits can qualified immigrants receive, how do battered immigrants become qualified immigrants, what is substantial connection, exemptions from deeming requirements, and benefits available to all immigrants.
This notice with comment period interprets the term “Federal public benefit” as used in Title IV of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), Pub. L. 104-193, and identifies the HHS programs that provide such benefits under this interpretation. According to section 401 of PRWORA, aliens who are not “qualified aliens” are not eligible for any “Federal public benefit,” unless the “Federal public benefit” falls within a specific exception. A “Federal public benefit” includes “any grant, contract, loan, professional license, or commercial license” provided to an individual, and also “any retirement, welfare, health, disability, public, or assisted housing, post-secondary education, food assistance, unemployment benefit, or any other similar benefit for which payments or assistance are provided to an individual, household, or family eligibility unit.” Under section 432, providers of a non-exempt “Federal public benefit” must verify that a person applying for the benefit is a qualified alien and is eligibile to receive the benefit.