Who is Eligible for Benefits?

You may apply for benefits if you meet the following conditions:

  • admitted in the U.S. as a refugee under Section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)
  • granted asylum under Section 208 of the INA
  • a Cuban or Haitian entrant, in accordance with the requirements of 45 CFR Part 401
  • an Amerasian from Vietnam admitted to the US pursuant to Section 584 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 1988
  • a victim of a severe form of trafficking certified by the U.S. Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
  • an Iraqi or Afghan Special Immigrant Visa holder (SIV)

[Note: You must have residency in Maryland in order to receive these services.]