Lawfully Residing - SNAP


Lawfully Residing in the U.S.:

The following noncitizens are considered lawfully residing in the United States pursuant to Department of Justice guidance:


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


  Last Update: February 6, 2013