When I ask for political asylum in the US, will I have a Social Security Number?

A Social Security Number is only of the many benefits that asylum seekers want to receive. However, USCIS specifies that asylum seekers can apply for a Social Security Number (SSN) only after they were granted asylum. Therefore, if you only apply for political asylum (meaning you filed the necessary form with the USCIS and even had an interview with the Asylum Officer), but you’re yet to be granted asylum, you cannot request an SSN.

However, you have the right to apply for an SSN at any Social Security office right after you have asylee status.

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