Eligibility Guide for Refugee Service Providers
This guide will assist refugee service providers throughout the State of Florida to identify individuals and families eligible for programs funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is for general reference only and should be used in conjunction with relevant federal and state laws, regulations, and rules. Providers should verify the client's status as necessary with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) system. Providers should refer unresolved questions regarding eligibility to the Refugee Services Program in the Florida Department of Children and Families.
Find immigration statuses, determine eligibility and view sample documents. Frequently asked questions are also provided, as well as, information on employment eligibility. Chapter 5 provides information on current status (SAVE) or earlier statuses (FOIA).
Introduction - Acknowledgements, Contacts, Disclaimer and Table of Contents
NOTE: Find contacts for the State of Florida, as well as the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service. Check here if you need to contact someone for help related to eligibility for refugee program services.
- 1 – Refugees
- 2 - Asylees
- 3 – Cuban and Haitian Entrants
- 4 - Amerasians and Other Eligible Individuals
- 5 - Verification of Immigration Status
- 6 - Immigration Documents and Eligibility
- 7 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- 8 - Common Immigration Codes
- Appendix A
- Appendix B - DHS Entry and Adjustment Codes - Classes Currently in Use - A. Legal Permanent Resident Aliens
The complete version of the eligibility guide is available for download: Complete Master Guide (Revised 2021)