Means-Tested Public Benefit Law and Legal Definition

According to 8 CFR 213a.1_Title 8 -- Aliens and Nationality; Chapter I - Department Of Homeland Security _Immigration And Naturalization_; Subchapter B- Immigration Regulations; Part 213a- Affidavits Of Support On Behalf Of Immigrants_,means-tested public benefit means “either a Federal means-tested public benefit, which is any public benefit funded in whole or in part by funds provided by the Federal Government that the Federal agency administering the Federal funds has determined to be a Federal means-tested public benefit under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, Public Law 104-193, or a State means-tested public benefit, which is any public benefit for which no Federal funds are provided that a State, State agency, or political subdivision of a State has determined to be a means-tested public benefit. No benefit shall be considered to be a means-tested public benefit if it is a benefit described in sections 401(b), 411(b), 422(b) or 423(d) of Public Law 104-193.”