CHAPTER 60REFUGEE CASH ASSISTANCE[Prior to 9/24/86 IAC Supp., see Refugee Service 715—Chapters 1 to 8][Prior to 2/11/87, Human Services]PreambleThese rules define and structure the department’s refugee cash assistance program. Eligibility criteria, application procedures, reasons for adverse action, payment procedures, and recoupment procedures for overpayments are outlined.44160.1(217) Alienage requirements. 60.1(1) Immigration status. A refugee is a person whose immigration status is one of the following statuses as issued by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service: a. Granted asylum under Section 208 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. b. Admitted as a refugee under Section 207 of the Act. c. Paroled as a refugee or asylee under Section 212(d)(5) of the Act. d. Cuban and Haitian entrants in accordance with requirements in 45 CFR Part 401, as amended to March 22, 2000. e. Certain Amerasians from Vietnam who are admitted to the U.S. as immigrants pursuant to Section 584 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Acts, 1988, as contained in Section 101(e) of Public Law 100-202 and amended by the 9th proviso under Migration and Refugee Assistance in Title II of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Acts, 1989 (Public Law 100-461). f. Admitted for permanent residence, provided the individual previously held one of the statuses identified above. 60.1(2) Nonrefugee child of refugee parents. A nonrefugee child of refugee parents, when both parents in the home are refugees as defined in subrule 60.1(1), meets the alienage requirements. When only one parent is in the home and that parent is a refugee as defined in subrule 60.1(1), the child meets the alienage requirements. 60.1(3) Immigration and Naturalization Service documents. Each refugee shall provide Immigration and Naturalization Service documents in the form of either an I-94 card, an I-151 or I-551 card, or an I-181 card to support the immigration status defined in subrule 60.1(1). If the name of the resettlement agency which resettled the refugee is not on the document, the refugee shall provide the name of the resettlement agency.44160.2(217) Application procedures. Application policies are defined in rules 441—40.23 (239B), 441—40.24(239B), and 441—40.25(239B).44160.3(217) Effective date of grant. The date of eligibility for a grant is defined in rule 441—40.26(239B).44160.4(217) Accepting other assistance. 60.4(1) Family investment program. A refugee applicant or recipient shall accept a family investment program (FIP) grant if eligible under 441—Chapters 40 and 41. 60.4(2) Supplemental security income (SSI). Refugees who are 65 or older, blind, or disabled shall apply for and, if eligible, accept supplemental security income.44160.5(217) Eligibility factors. 60.5(1) Age. a. An unmarried refugee is considered an adult at age 18, except as defined in 441—subrule 41.21(1), and is eligible to receive refugee cash assistance if otherwise eligible. b. Married refugees with or without children, as defined in 441—subrule 41.21(1), are eligible regardless of age if other eligibility factors are met. 60.5(2) Residency. Residency requirements are defined in 441—subrule 41.23(1). 60.5(3) Social security numbers. Refugees are required to furnish a social security number as defined in 441—subrule 41.22(13). 60.5(4) Determination of need. Need shall be determined as defined in rule 441—41.28(239B) except as otherwise provided in this chapter. 60.5(5) Income. Income is defined in rules 441—40.21(239B) and 441—41.27(239B). 60.5(6) Resources. Resource requirements are defined in rule 441—41.26(239B).44160.6(217) Students in institutions of higher education. A refugee who is a full-time student in an institution of higher education (other than a correspondence school) is ineligible for assistance with two exceptions:
- The refugee is in a program approved as part of an individual employability plan, as defined in subrule 60.9(3).
- The refugee is in a program solely in English as a second language.