After the immigrant is determined to be a qualified immigrant, he or she must be eligible to receive food stamp benefits by meeting a qualifying condition such as disability, date entered the United States, length in the United States, work history in the United States, etc. Under each eligible immigrant category are the additional conditions that group must meet in order to receive food stamp benefits.
- Immigrants who have resided in the US with a qualified status for five years,
- Refugees, Amerasians, Asylees, Cuban/Haitian Entrants and Deportees,
- Immigrants with a Military Connection,
- Immigrants with 40 Qualifying Quarters Under SSA, and
- Immigrants Eligible Under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.
If any individual is not a U.S. citizen, the non-citizen/immigrant information is captured on the Non-Citizen Information (FMML) screen. Record the date of entry, status, and status begin date. The status begin date is the date the individual gained that particular status. If verification is not provided, leave the document type and verification fields blank. FAMIS pends the application until proper documentation is provided and entered.