The World of Immigrants’ Eligibility for Public Benefits

Wednesday October 10

  • By: Community Service Society (CSS) - CSS Center for Benefits and Services
  • Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Location:
    Community Service Society
    105 East 22nd Street
    Conference Room 4A
    New York, NY
  • Contact:
    Migdalia Molina
    Community Service Society/Center for Benefits and Services
    212 614-5497
  • Website:

Immigrants face additional challenges when trying to access public benefits. Eligibility for public benefit programs is often restricted to those who are "qualified aliens." We will review which immigrants are qualified aliens and which qualified aliens are eligible for SSI, Cash Assistance, Food Stamps, Medicaid, as well as other benefit programs. In addition, we will discuss the rules surrounding sponsor deeming, issues of public charge, and reporting requirements.

Note: This workshop will not discuss how an immigrant can naturalize or become legal in the U.S. Cost of workshop is $50.00. Online registration required at: