Rhode Island Works Program Rules and Regulations, Section 1400 through 1436


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Title 218 Department of Human Services
Chapter 20 Individual and Family Support Programs
Subchapter 00 N/A
Part 2 Rhode Island Works Program Rules and Regulations, Section 1400 through 1436
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Inactive
Effective 06/19/2013 to 06/19/2013

Regulation Authority:

RIGL 40-6

Purpose and Reason:

Rule-making to RIW Rules and Regulations incorporate the indigent immigrant exemption as codified at 8 USC 1631(e) and 421(e) of PRWORA into the RIW program rules and regulation. Amendments revise language to allow self-declaration of indigence by an LPR immigrant whose sponsor executed an I-864 Affidavit, but the sponsored immigrant "would, in the absence of the assistance provided by the agency, be unable to obtain food and shelter, taking into account the non-citizen’s own income plus any cash, food, housing, or other assistance provided by other individuals, including the sponsor." Provisions allow for the income and resources that the sponsor and his or her spouse actually provide, if any, to the immigrant to be considered for the 12-month period beginning on the date such exemption determination is made. Amendments include guidance to comply with section 421(e)(2) of PRWORA, the agency must notify the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of each such determination, and provide the names of the sponsor and the sponsored LPR(s) involved.