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USCIS launches sponsor deeming and agency reimbursement information collection initiative

  1. Date Announced

    Sept. 10, 2020

    In an effort to "ensure more effective compliance in determining eligibility for federal means-tested benefits and reimbursement requirements," USCIS is asking agencies that administer federal means-tested public benefits (like SNAP) participating in the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program to now share how they use the SAVE sponsorship information in their sponsor assessment and agency reimbursement processes. USCIS indicates that the collected information will help participating agencies learn and improve how they use sponsor information to make eligibility determinations and hold sponsors accountable. This initiative will also allow USCIS to improve how it administers the SAVE program and help agencies that administer benefits programs better meet obligations under agency reimbursement laws and regulations. [ID# 1045]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Sept. 10, 2020

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