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Temporary Protected Status Designation for Ukraine Immigrants

March 7, 2022
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced the designation of Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. Individuals who fall under TPS will be considered Immigrant Lawfully Present (ILP) for MassHealth eligibility. Individuals who have filed an application for TPS, and who have been granted employment authorization will also be considered ILP for MassHealth.
Individuals eligible for TPS under this designation must have continuously resided in the United States since March 1, 2022. Individuals who attempt to travel to the United States after March 1, 2022 will not be eligible for TPS.
Applicants or members who are unable to provide documentation to prove TPS status and/or those who entered the country after March 1, 2022, may qualify as a PRUCOL. Please review all immigration documents carefully. For example, proof of a filed application at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) (such as an I-797 notice of action) for asylum or some other immigration status will satisfy PRUCOL requirements.