Joint Guidance on Citizenship, Immigration Status and Social Security
Policy Guidance for State agencies administering:
- State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Food Stamp Program
"Policy Guidance" is a joint memorandum signed by officials
of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Administration for Children
and Families and the Health Care Financing Administration in the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services. It was sent on September
21, 2000. It contains policy guidance for State agencies on handling
issues involving citizenship, immigration status, and social security
numbers of persons in households seeking assistance. "Frequently
Asked Questions and Answers" and "Sample Interim Notice"
were sent with the memorandum as attachments.