Refugee Resettlement Program
Funding

New arrived refugees are eligible for all public assistance programs offered by the Office of Economic & Family Support. If refugees are determined ineligible for public assistance programs, eligibility will be determined for the following funds, which are made available for the first eight (8) months after arrival in the United States:
  • Refugee Cash Assistance - Cash assistance provided under section 412(e) of the Refugee Act to refugees who are ineligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Old Age Assistance (OAA), Aid to the Blind (AB), Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled (APTD), Aid to the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (AABD), or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • Refugee Medical Assistance - (a) Medical assistance provided under section 412(e) of the Refugee Act to refugees who are ineligible for the Medicaid program; and (b) services provided for medical screenings.

Refugee Social Services are provided or contracted for by the State and are designated to meet resettlement needs of refugees. Historically, the Refugee Resettlement Program has contracted with community agencies to provide employability services, English language training, and case management.  These services are made available for the first (5) years after arrival in the United States.


Contact:
State Refugee Coordinator
Karen Parde
PO Box 95026
Lincoln NE 68509-5044
 
(402) 471-9264

 


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