Sample request for from a state agency that an immigrant be issued a non-work social security number that the immigrant needs to be able to receive or continue to receive public benefits that the immigrant is eligible to receive under state or federal public benefits laws. Only some types of state and federal public benefits programs require that all recipients have a social security number. For example, VAWA self-petitioners and human trafficking victims will be eligible for public and assisted housing before they may receive work authorization. If an immigrant victim is eligible for a federal or state public benefit that requires that recipients have social security numbers, they need to obtain a letter from the public benefits agency stating that the immigrant is eligible for a state or federal benefit and asking that the immigrant be issued a non-work social security number by the Social Security Administration. This sample contains the language similar to what should be included in a draft letter that advocates and attorneys can prepare and submit electronically to the benefits granting agency so that they can issue a letter similar to this one on their stationary. The immigrant victim applying for a non-work SSN will need to submit a letter similar to this one with their application for a non-work SSN.