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Information for Immigrants

Immigrant children are eligible to apply for CHIP if they meet the following criteria: 
  • Child has lawfully entered United States and has received legal immigrant or lawfully present immigrant status.
  • A person may be considered a legal immigrant or qualified alien if they are a Pennsylvania resident and:
  • Legally residing in the United States
  • A refugee
  • An asylee
  • A Cuban – Haitian entrant
  • A lawfully present immigrant whose deportation is being withheld by INS
  • An Amerasian immigrant
  • A child of a veteran or active-duty U.S. military serviceman
  • Children certified by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) as Victims of Trafficking


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