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 step-parent) 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; and
  • quarters worked by a lawful resident while the individual was illegally in the U.S.

Refer to Section 1105.098.00, Appendix B-GUIDE FOR 40 QUARTER IMMIGRANT ELIGIBILITY.