WACs > Title 388 > Chapter 388-424 > Section 388-424-0009
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Citizenship and alien statusâSocial Security number (SSN) requirements.
(1) Any person who has applied for a Social Security number (SSN) as part of their application for benefits cannot have benefits delayed, denied, or terminated pending the issuance of the SSN by the Social Security Administration (SSA).
(2) The following immigrants are not required to apply for an SSN:
(a) An alien, regardless of immigration status, who is applying for a program listed in WAC 388-476-0005(6);
(b) A nonqualified alien; and
(c) Members of a household who are not applying for benefits for themselves.
(3) "Qualified and nonqualified aliens," as defined in WAC 388-424-0001, who are applying for federal benefits but who are not authorized to work in the U.S., must still apply for a nonwork SSN. The department must assist them in this application without delay.
(4) Any person who is otherwise eligible for benefits may choose not to provide the department with an SSN without jeopardizing the eligibility of others in the household. See WAC 388-450-0140 for how the income of such individuals is treated.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.04.510, and 2011 1st sp.s. c 15. WSR 13-18-005, Â§ 388-424-0009, filed 8/22/13, effective 10/1/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090. WSR 11-16-056, Â§ 388-424-0009, filed 7/29/11, effective 8/29/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.08.090, and CHIPRA of 2009, P.L. No. 111-3, Sec. 214; Sec. 8120, Title VIII, Division A of Department of Defense Appropriation Act of 2010, P.L. No. 111-118. WSR 10-15-068, Â§ 388-424-0009, filed 7/16/10, effective 8/16/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090. WSR 04-15-004, Â§ 388-424-0009, filed 7/7/04, effective 8/7/04.]