Noncitizens may be able to get benefits under Supplemental Security Income if they: If you came to the United States on or after August 22, 1996, then you may not be able to get SSI benefits for the first five years you are considered a lawfully admitted permanent resident. You may be able to get SSI if you are:
Work credits are a necessary part of a noncitizen's application for Supplemental Security Income. Typically, a person can only earn four credits per year based on the amount of money they earn. For noncitizens, however, the credits earned by spouses and parents also count toward the 40 credit minimum. You need to provide proof of your immigration status when applying for benefits. If you served in the U.S. military, provide the SSA with discharge papers (DD Form 214). If you are a noncitizen, provide them with Form I-94 or I-551 from the Department of Homeland Security. Orders from an immigration judge withholding deportation or granting asylum are also acceptable. Additional Benefits
Additional benefits, such as Medicaid and Food Stamps, are available for noncitizen recipients of Supplemental Security Income. There is a time limit for benefits paid to noncitizens. In most cases, the Department of Homeland Security will pay benefits for the 7-year time period from when the person was classified as a noncitizen. If your benefits are ending, the SSA will contact you. To apply for Supplemental Security Income benefits, visit our page on the subject and consult the Social Security Administration for more information. A representative can speak with you if you call 1-800-772-1213 between 7 am to 7 pm on weekdays. The Coye Law Firm can help you appeal a denied disability claim. Our attorneys pursue and have had success in all types of disability cases. Call our firm today for aggressive and thorough legal representation.