TN 19 (03-93)

HI 00805.020 Determining the IEP for Aged Alien Non-Beneficiaries

A. Policy

An alien age 65 or over who is not eligible for monthly title II benefits must meet the residence/alien-status requirements in HI 00805.005 A. 2.

The IEP for such an individual begins with the first day of the 58th full month of continuous residence in the U.S. and continues for a total of 7 months.

Where the 5 year residence requirement is completed before the individual receives notice that he/she is lawfully admitted for permanent residence, the month of receipt of the permanent residence notice is the 4th month of the IEP.

B. Example

1. Residence begins after first day of month

Mr. Lopez, an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, began residing in the U.S. on 2/15/87. Since he meets the 5 year residence requirement as of 3/1/92, this is his first month of SMI eligibility. His IEP consists of the 7 months 12/1/91 - 6/30/92.

2. Residence begins on first day of month

If Mr. Lopez had entered the U.S. on 2/1/87, he would meet the 5 year requirement as of the 5th anniversary of his entry date. He would be eligible for SMI as of 2/1/92 and his IEP would consist of the 7 months 11/1/91 - 5/31/92.


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HI 00805.020 - Determining the IEP for Aged Alien Non-Beneficiaries - 04/23/2015
Batch run: 04/23/2015
Rev:04/23/2015