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unitedforukraine.jpgResources for Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees

To get connected with refugee services in your area, please contact our Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolee / Asylee Outreach Hotline
Call (toll-free) or text (WhatsApp)
(833) 344 2772

Benefits

On May 21, 2022, President Biden signed the Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act (AUSAA), confirming eligibility for Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees for mainstream federal benefits as well as resettlement services provided by the Pennsylvania Refugee Resettlement Program. 

The AUSAA includes Ukrainians, and non-Ukrainian individuals who last habitually resided in Ukraine, paroled between February 24, 2022 and September 30, 2023.

To apply for benefits in Pennsylvania, please fill out an application online through PA COMPASS, or in person at your local County Assistance Office.  See the County Assistance Office contact information page for information on your county's nearest location.  

DHS Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:

        • Qualified interpreters
        • Information written in certain other languages
If you need these services, contact your local county assistance office.

Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees are eligible to apply for both mainstream and refugee benefits, including:

    • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) 
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Medical Assistance
    • Refugee Cash Assistance
    • Refugee Medical Assistance
For more information on Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolee benefits, see the Office of Refugee Resettlement Fact Sheet.


Refugee Service Providers

For a full list of current contracted refugee service providers, please see our PA Refugee Service Contractors Directory.

Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees are eligible for refugee services. These services are provided by refugee service provider partners across the commonwealth, and include: 

      • Employment service, including assistance in obtaining Employment Authorization Documents (EADs)
      • English as Second Language classes
      • Day care for children
      • Transportation
      • Translation and interpretation services
      • Health-related services such as healthcare navigation and assistance scheduling appointments and obtaining services. 

Uniting for Ukraine

For more information on Uniting for Ukraine, see the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Uniting for Ukraine information page (Yкраїнський переклад Русский)

Uniting for Ukraine provides a pathway for Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members who are outside the United States to come to the United States and stay temporarily in a two-year period of parole. Ukrainians participating in Uniting for Ukraine must have a supporter in the United States who agrees to provide them with financial support for the duration of their stay in the United States

The first step in the Uniting for Ukraine process is for the U.S.-based supporter to file a Form I-134, Declaration of Financial Support, with USCIS. 


H
ealth Screening

Please visit the Health Assessment Providers page for a list of current refugee health clinics

To assess the current health status of all newly-arriving refugees and to identify health problems, the Refugee Health Program operates through health care providers partners to provide initial health assessments to all newly-arriving refugees, including mental health screening.

Visit the PA Refugee Health Assessment page for more details

Other Resources

Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Ukraine Assistance Resources

ORR Ukraine Parolee Fact Sheet

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International Rescue Committee, Uniting for Ukraine Support Line
407-591-3963 (with Ukrainian and Russian language ability)

Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
CORE is a technical assistance program designed to strengthen linkages between Cultural Orientation (CO) programs and staff working at Resettlement Support Centers overseas and at national Resettlement Agencies and their affiliates in the United States. 


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