Effective Dates: 02/03/2023 - Present
Retention Date: August 3, 2023
|Intended Audience:||All RCs/ARCs/ADs/FOs/TSCs|
|Originating Office:||ORDP OISP|
|Title:||Enumeration: New SAVE Initial Verification (IV) Response “NO STATUS- NOT EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZED”|
|Type:||EM - Emergency Messages|
|Program:||Records Maintenance (Earnings & Enumeration)|
|Link To Reference:||See References at the end of this EM|
NOTE: If you receive any response other than “NO STATUS - NOT EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZED” with forms I-220A, I-385, or I-862 for enumeration, follow the AV process.
Note: For instructions on handling “No Status – Not Employment Authorized” SAVE responses for claims please see EM-23010.
Direct all programs–related and technical questions to your Regional Office (RO) support staff using vHelp or Program Service Center (PSC) Operations Analysis (OA) staff. RO support staff or PSC OA staff may refer questions, concerns, or problems to their CO contacts.
RM 10211.600 - Requests for an SSN for an Alien without Work Authorization.
AM-22048 - Enumeration: Reminder for Field Office Instructions on How to Prioritize Acceptable Identity Documents
The purpose of this Emergency Message (EM) is to inform technicians of a new Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) response of “NO STATUS- NOT EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZED” for individuals requesting a non-work SSN who have no immigration status.
On May 27, 2022, AM-22048 Enumeration: Reminder for Field Office Instructions on How to Prioritize Acceptable Identity Documents was released to provide guidance for
C. New Response:
utilizing the National Identity Document Database (NIDD) for third level probative value documents. AM 22048 provides instructions on how to verify the validity of forms I-220A (Order of Release on Recognizance), I-385 (Alien Booking Record), and I-862 (Notice to Appear). AM 22048 also instructs technicians to verify the validity of those documents through I-Main SAVE (WEB 3) when utilizing evidence for individuals with no legal status who are applying for a nonwork SSN to obtain Federal benefits.
SAVE has been generating an “Additional Verification” (AV) response for these cases, which requires additional verification by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) technicians and results in increased response times. To mitigate this, SSA collaborated with USCIS to generate a new response (NO STATUS –NOT EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZED). USCIS will provide this response at the initial verification (IV) level for enumeration purposes to decrease the time it takes to verify these cases.
The new “NO STATUS – NOT EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZED” response will be generated when the immigration documents contain the following criteria:
· Name; and
· Date of Birth (DOB); and
· Alien Registration Number (ARN)
And do NOT have any of the following:
· Class of Admission (COA); or
· Employment Authorization Document (EAD) or
· A pending decision regarding their legal status.
The new “NO STATUS – NOT EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZED” is an acceptable SAVE response only for applicants who are applying for a nonwork SSN.
EM-23009 - Enumeration: New SAVE Initial Verification (IV) Response “NO STATUS- NOT EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZED” - 02/03/2023