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110 STAT. 2264 PUBLIC LAW 104-193—AUG. 22, 1996 for such benefits may terminate by reason of the provisions of this subsection. (II) RECERTIFICATION CRITERIA.—With respect to any recertification under subclause (I), the State agency shall apply the eligibility criteria for appHcants for benefits under such program. (III) GRANDFATHER PROVISION. —The provisions of this subsection and the recertification under subclause (I) shall only apply with respect to the eligibility of an alien for a program for months beginning on or after the date of recertification, if on the date of enactment of this Act the alien is lawfully residing in any State and is receiving benefits under such program on such date of enactment. (3) SPECIFIED FEDERAL PROGRAM DEFINED. —For purposes of this title, the term "specified Federal program" means any of the following: (A) SSI. —The supplemental security income program under title XVI of the Social Security Act, including supplementary payments pursuant to an agreement for Federal administration under section 1616(a) of the Social Security Act and payments pursuant to an agreement entered into under section 212(b) of Public Law 93-66. (B) FOOD STAMPS. —The food stamp program as defined in section 3(h) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977. (b) LIMITED ELIGIBILITY FOR DESIGNATED FEDERAL PROGRAMS.— (1) IN GENERAL. —Notwithstanding any other provision of law and except as provided in section 403 and paragraph (2), a State is authorized to determine the eligibility of an alien who is a qualified alien (as defined in section 431) for any designated Federal program (as defined in paragraph (3)). (2) EXCEPTIONS.—Qualified aliens under this paragraph shall be eligible for any designated Federal program. (A) TIME-LIMITED EXCEPTION FOR REFUGEES AND ASYLEES. — (i) An alien who is admitted to the United States as a refugee under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act until 5 years after the date of an alien's entry into the United States. (ii) An alien who is granted asylum under section 208 of such Act until 5 years after the date of such grant of asylum. (iii) An alien whose deportation is being withheld under section 243(h) of such Act until 5 years after such withholding. (B) CERTAIN PERMANENT RESIDENT ALIENS.— An alien who— (i) is lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence under the Immigration and Nationality Act; and (ii)(I) has worked 40 qualifying quarters of coverage as defined under title II of the Social Security Act or can be credited with such qualifying quarters as provided under section 435, and (II) in the case of any such qualifying quarter creditable for any period