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(305 ILCS 5/16-2)
A foreign-born victim of trafficking, torture, or other serious crimes and his or her derivative family members are eligible for cash assistance or SNAP benefits under this Article if:
(a) he or she:
(1) has filed or is preparing to file an
application for T Nonimmigrant status with the appropriate federal agency pursuant to Section 1101(a)(15)(T) of Title 8 of the United States Code, or is otherwise taking steps to meet the conditions for federal benefits eligibility under Section 7105 of Title 22 of the United States Code;
(2) has filed or is preparing to file a formal
application with the appropriate federal agency for status pursuant to Section 1101(a)(15)(U) of Title 8 of the United States Code; or
(3) has filed or is preparing to file a formal
application with the appropriate federal agency for status under Section 1158 of Title 8 of the United States Code; and
(b) he or she is otherwise eligible for cash assistance or SNAP benefits, as applicable.
(Source: P.A. 99-870, eff. 8-22-16; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)