Immigration Status Five Year Bar End Date - Latest in Year

SAS Name

The date the five-year bar for a beneficiary ends; most recent in the calendar and the two prior years.


Section 403 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) provides that certain immigrants who enter the United States on or after August 22, 1996 are not eligible to receive federally-funded benefits, including Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (Separate CHIP), for five years from the date they enter the country with a status as a “qualified alien.”

SOURCE: T-MSIS Annual Demographic and Eligibility TAF