Lawfully Residing in the U.S.:
The following noncitizens are considered lawfully residing in the United States pursuant to Department of Justice guidance:
A qualified noncitizen (see Eligible Qualified Noncitizens)
A noncitizen who has been inspected and admitted to the U.S. and who has not violated the terms of the status under which he or she was admitted or to which he or she has adjusted after admission
A noncitizen paroled into the U.S. under section 212(d)(5) for less than one year, except:
Noncitizens paroled for deferred inspection or pending exclusion proceedings under 236(a) of the INA; or (b) aliens paroled into the U.S. for prosecution under 212(5)(a)(3).
A noncitizen who belongs to one of the following classes of noncitizens permitted to remain in the U.S. because the Attorney General has decided for humanitarian or other public policy reasons not to initiate deportation or exclusion proceedings or to enforce departure:
Noncitizens currently in temporary residence status under section 210 or 245A of the INA
Noncitizens currently under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under section 244A of the INA
Cuban Haitians Entrants as defined in section 202(b) Public Law 99-03 as amended
Family Unity beneficiaries under section 301 of Public Law 99-101-649
Noncitizens currently under Deferred Enforce Departure (DED) pursuant to a decision by the President
Noncitizens currently in deferred action status pursuant to Services Operation Instructions at OI 242.1(a)(22)
Noncitizens who are the spouse or child of a U.S. citizen whose visa petition has been approved and who have a pending application for adjustment of status.
Applicants for asylum under 208(a) of the INA and applicants for Withholding of Deportation under 243(h) of the INA who have been granted employment Authorization and such applicants under the age of 14 who have had an application pending for at least 180 days.
Verification of Immigration Status
At application the applicant must provide documentation of immigration status only for household members applying for benefits. Once provided, you must verify the information through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE). This is done by accessing the SAVE system, selecting the Initial Verification button in the SAVE system and completing the request form Once submitted the system will verify the information or, in certain circumstances, prompt the user to institute a secondary verification.
Entering Citizenship Data
Entering INS Designation
Entering Legal Permanent Resident Data
Entering Noncitizen Data
Entering Sponsor Deeming Data
Lawfully Residing Policy and Procedures