IM-83 06/15/99 KOSOVAR REFUGEES
|The United States is admitting Kosovar
Albanians to the United States as refugees. As refugees, they are
eligible for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program and may be
eligible for food stamp benefits.
To assist states in serving Kosovar refugees, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has provided the attached handouts describing the Food Stamp Program and the WIC program. One handout is in English; the other is a translation that can be read by the refugees.
Also attached is a fact sheet on food stamp eligibility developed by FNS. Kosovar refugees must meet the same eligibility criteria as citizens and other refugees. The fact sheet summarizes the food stamp eligibility criteria and explains how the various living arrangements affect eligibility.
Please provide copies of the attached handouts and the fact sheet to any local organization that may have contact with these refugees. Give a copy of the handouts and fact sheet to anyone who asks about assistance available to Kosovar refugees.
Handouts and fact sheet are not available On-line.