Battered Noncitizen - TAFDC


Eligibility Requirements

A noncitizen who is battered is eligible when they have proof of the battering and meets the following conditions:

The noncitizen must have:

The noncitizen, the noncitizen’s child or the noncitizen child’s parent has been abused in the U.S. under any of the circumstances specified below:



The five-year period starts from the date the I-30 relative petition was filed, not the date the noncitizens obtain LPR status.





Abused spouses or children, parents of abused children or children of abused spouses are eligible.  (Must have a pending petition for immigrant visa, either filed by a spouse or a self-petition under the VAWA, or an application for suspension of deportation or cancellation of removal.  The petition or application must either be approved or, if not yet approved, must present a prima facie case).


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 selecting the Create New Case 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.


Battered Noncitizen Q & As

Entering Citizenship Data

Entering INS Designation

Entering Legal Permanent Resident Data

Entering Noncitizen Data



TAFDC Noncitizen Policy and Procedures



  Last Update: January 20, 2022