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PUBLIC LAW 104-193—AUG. 22, 1996 110 STAT. 2263 of any such qualifying quarter creditable for any period beginning after December 31, 1996, did not receive any Federal means-tested public benefit (as provided under section 403) during any such period. (C) VETERAN AND ACTIVE DUTY EXCEPTION.— Paragraph (1) shall not apply to an gJien who is lawfully residing in any State and is— (i) a veteran (as defined in section 101 of title 38, United States Code) with a dischsirge characterized as an honorable discharge and not on account of alienage, (ii) on active duty (other than active duty for training) in the Armed Forces of the United States, or (iii) the spouse or unmarried dependent child of an individual described in clause (i) or (ii). (D) TRANSITION FOR ALIENS CURRENTLY RECEIVING BENEFITS. — (i) SSL— (I) IN GENERAL. —With respect to the specified Federal program described in paragraph (3)(A), during the period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act and ending on the date which is 1 year after such date of enactment, the Commissioner of Social Security shall redetermine the eligibility of any individual who is receiving benefits under such program as of the date of the enactment of this Act and whose eligibility for such benefits may terminate by reason of the provisions of this subsection. (II) REDETERMINATION CRITERIA. — With respect to any redetermination under subclause (I), the Commissioner of Social Security shall apply the eligibility criteria for new applicants for benefits under such program. (III) GRANDFATHER PROVISION.— The provisions of this subsection and the redetermination under subclause (I), shall only apply with respect to the benefits of an individual described in subclause (I) for months beginning on or after the date of the redetermination with respect to such individual. (IV) NOTICE.— Not later than March 31, 1997, the Commissioner of Socied Security shall notify an individual described in subclause (I) of the provisions of this clause. (ii) FOOD STAMPS.— (I) IN GENERAL. —With respect to the specified Federal program described in paragraph (3)(B), during the period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act and ending on the date which is 1 year after the date of enactment, the State agency shall, at the time of the recertification, recertify the eligibility of any individual who is receiving benefits under such program as of the date of enactment of this Act and whose eligibility