Public Benefits for Immigrants

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  • Social Security Numbers for Noncitizens

    How do I apply for a Social Security Number and card? Do I need proof of immigration status, work eligibility, age and identity? Read this fact sheet for answers to these questions and more information. Also in Spanish/Español Read More

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    Social Security Administration
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for Noncitizens

    Who can get Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? What is the seven year limit? Do I need proof of status? Do I need a Social Security Number? This fact sheet answers these questions and more. Also in Spanish/Español Read More

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    Social Security Administration