Summary of SFC Immigrant Related Amendments Amendment
D Biometric ID for citizens; ID fraud penalities for immigrants
R Real time information sharing by SSA, IRS and DHS for tax credit application
Waiting Periods on Tax Credits for Legal Immigrants
Adds five year waiting period for low and middle income legal immigrants to get tax credits as R an offset to giving health insurance premium tax credits to already insured individuals
R Adds five year waiting period for legal immigrants to get tax credits
Adds five year waiting period for low and middle income legal immigrants as an offset to R reinstate tax loopholes that were eliminated by the Chairman's Mark
Eligibility/Immigration Restrictions for Tax Credits and other pgms
Tax credits are federal means tested public benefits, qualified immigrants can't get tax credit R during first five years and non-qualified immigrants can't get tax credits
SSA must verify citizenship status. No presumptive eligibility. If an individual's citizenship status is not determined immediately, their status must be redetermined every five years. Tax return will include individual's valid identification number (and their spouse and child.) Must R use SSN. Cannot use ITIN.
Sponsors of legal immigrants shall ensure that the individual(s) who they sponsor shall obtain health insurance coverage and if they don't obtain coverage, then the immigrant's sponsor shall be liable for all costs. The sponsor shall remain liable for such costs incurred through period in R Sec. 421 PRWORA.
SFC OPPOSE Amendments Summary 09-30-2009 Prepared by: S.Ambegaokar, NILC