Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE)

The SAVE Program is an inter-governmental initiative designed to aid benefit-granting agencies in determining an applicant's immigration status, and thereby ensure that only entitled applicants receive federal, state, or local public benefits and licenses. The Program is an information service for benefit-issuing agencies, institutions, licensing bureaus, and other governmental entities.

- U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services

The SAVE program provides federal, state, and local welfare agencies a reliable means of verifying immigration status before enrolling an individual in a public assistance program. This protects taxpayers, as well as those honestly eligible for welfare benefits. SAVE is used for more than 70 public benefits programs.

- James R. Edwards Jr., CIS Fellow