Georgia

Benefits for Immigrants

Know Your Rights

  • The Wrong Help Can Hurt - Beware of Immigration Scams

    Sometimes, people pretend to be “immigration experts” to deceive you and take your money. This is against the law. Content Detail

    By:
    US Immigration and Citizenship Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Can I Get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits If I Am Not a Citizen of the United States? PDF

    Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a monthly payment from the federal government to persons who are blind, disabled or at least sixty-five years old. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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    Spanish / Español
  • Guide to Immigrant Eligibility for Federal Programs

    This table indicates what kinds of federal benefits (food stamps, medicaid, medicare, etc.) are available to immigrants based on their immigration status. Content Detail

    By:
    National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Can I Get Social Security Benefits If I Am Not a Citizen of the United States? PDF

    Social Security is a monthly payment from the federal government to blind, disabled or older people who have paid into the social security system. (Social security payments are usually taken out of your paycheck.) Even if your employer did not report your wages to the government, you might still be able to get benefits. Spouses and children of persons who have paid into the Social Security system may also be able to get benefits. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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    Spanish / Español
  • Learn about the Rights of Undocumented Immigrants

    This presentation was developed as part of the Law and Government Education Project in the Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. In partnership with the Law School and the Center for Teaching and Learning at UGA and the Law School at Mercer University, the Institute develops resources on basic areas of Georgia and federal law. These resources are then distributed across the state in a variety of ways including the State Bar of Georgia?s Pro Bono Project website. We hope you will find this presentation to be useful and informative. Please be advised, however, that this presentation is designed to provide general information only and does not substitute for legal advice. At the conclusion of the presentation you will find a list of organizations which may be able to provide assistance to those who have legal issues relevant to the topic of this presentation. We encourage viewers to contact these organizations for help. Also, please consult the Pro Bono Project website for a list of other presentations available for viewing. Content Detail

    By:
    Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
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    Spanish / Español
  • Georgia HB87 Enforcement Dates PDF

    Partes de la ley HB87 entraron en efecto el 1° de Julio, 2011, y otras partes tomarán efecto posteriormente. Content Detail

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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    Spanish / Español
  • Supplemental Security Income for Non-Citizens

    This document answers the following questions: (1) Who can get Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? (2) What are credits of work? (3) What is proof of your status? (4) What is the seven-year limit for some noncitizens? (5) Information about Medicaid, (6) Filing a new claim if you have a sponsor, (7) Social Security numbers, (8) Becoming a citizen. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
    Chinese / 中文