At a Glance Chart: Safety-Net Benefits for Haitians

Created May 2010

If your immigration status is…..

You may be eligible for……..

Legal Permanent Residence (green card)

All federal and state benefits (including TAFDC, Food Stamps/SNAP, SSI, Medicaid and state-funded benefits such as EAEDC).

Some LPRs are subject to 5 year waiting period, not all.

Humanitarian Parole

All federal and state benefits

Asylum application pending or approved

All federal and state benefits.

Under Orders of Supervision, Deportation or Removal pending

All federal and state benefits.

Status as a “Cuban/Haitian Entrant”

All federal and state benefits.

Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

State-only benefits (EAEDC). 

Can apply for U.S. citizen child or other family member who is “qualified.

Visitor (B-2) or Student Visa

NO benefits. 

You can apply for U.S. citizen child or other family member who is in “qualified” status.

Undocumented or no proof of status.

NO cash or SNAP benefits. Eligible for MassHealth Limited.

You can apply for U.S. citizen child or other family member who is in “qualified” status.

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Before you talk to USCIS always speak with an Immigration Specialist.

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Before you talk to USCIS always speak with an Immigration Specialist.

 

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