Restrictions on Public Benefits
Affidavit and Identification Requirements
House Bill 06S-1023
Establishing Lawful Presence in the United States
Beginning August 1, 2006, individuals who are age 18 years or older and are applying for a public benefit must establish lawful presence in the United States. This law does not apply to tax licenses or tax exemption certificates. Lawful presence is established by (1) submitting a signed affidavit and (2) providing certain types of identification.
An individual age 18 years or older who is applying or reapplying for a state public benefit must submit an affidavit with the application. Applications that do not include the signed affidavit will be denied.