1105.010.10 Eligible Immigrants

1105. Qualifying Quarters

IM-42 May 16, 2007; IM-142 November 6, 1998

Qualifying quarters include:

  • quarters earned by the immigrant
  • quarters earned by a parent (natural, adoptive or stepparent) while the immigrant was under 18
  • quarters earned by the spouse of the immigrant during their marriage if they remain married or the spouse is deceased
  • quarters earned during overseas employment with a U.S. employer
  • quarters worked by a lawful resident while the individual was illegally in the U.S.

Refer to 1105.098.00 Appendix B – Guide for 40 Quarter Immigrant Eligibility Determination.