The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 provisions
significantly affect aliens' eligibility for SSI payments. There are no questions
on the RZ forms about the alien status since it does not apply to a majority of the
general SSI population. However, the RZ interview provides the perfect opportunity
to be certain our records show noncitizen recipients' current alien status codes.
It is particularly important for recipients whose eligibility is time-limited.
This section provides information on the different alien statuses and changes that
may affect the alien status codes.