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 New befenit for F1 students: allowed to take half time status
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Posted on 01-07-16 8:04 PM     Reply [Subscribe]
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From what I see this is an additional benefit issued by DHS on Novemeber 9th, 2015 in addition to the TPS for Nepal which was issued while back. Correct me if I am wrong, but my DSO is saying that I needed to be approved for TPS to get these benefit. From what I know, TPS is a status while this below here is just a relief to the F1 students, isn't it?

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/11/09/2015-28360/employment-authorization-for-nepali-f-1-students-experiencing-severe-economic-hardship-as-a-direct
 
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It's little old news. Yes you are right & Your DSO is wrong just like many. They don't know a lot of stuffs. F1 who hasn't applied for TPS may get that benefits. However I do not know the deadline.
 
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Mr. D, you are right. You could give a print out of the notice https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/11/0... to your DSO. This new benefit is valid until Dec 24, 2016 as mentioned on the website.
 
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The new rule is for the students with serious economic hardship due to the recent earthquake in Nepal. If you have presented such a case (hardship) to you DSO then with your DSO recommendation you can apply for I-766 & reduce course (6 cr for Undergraduate & 3 cr for graduate level).
The notice also mentions that even if you have already applied/received aproved TPS & TPS - EAD, you still have to demonstrate economic hardship (before you can work) so that you can maintain your F - status.

mitra, in this case tyo DSO recommendation letter le nai sabai kura ho, play safe.
 
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So it looks like, I must apply for EAD (through economic hardship or TPS) to get this benefit from what I understand. EAD pani naline ra credit hours pani 6 matra line chahi garna milcha jasto lagena ki kaso?
 


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