Restrictions on the Use of Federal Programs by Documented and Undocumented Immigrants

Child care and development fund subsidiesEligibleNot eligible
Federal earned income tax creditEligibleNot eligible
Food stampsNo restrictions for children; adults barred for 5 yNot eligible
Housing assistance (public housing)EligibleNot eligible
Public health insurance (Medicaid and SCHIP)EligibleNot eligible
Supplemental Security IncomeBarred from benefitNot eligible
Temporary Assistance for Needy FamiliesBarred for 5 yNot eligible
Unemployment insuranceEligibleNot eligible
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and ChildrenEligibleVaries by state
School lunchEligibleEligible
Emergency MedicaidEligibleEligible
  • Data source: Peninsula Family Advocacy Program, personal communication, 2009.