In order to qualify for BUENO-HEP, the student, or a member of his/her immediate family, must have worked, a minimum of 75 days, in migrant or seasonal farm work within the last two years. 

The program’s definition of “immediate family” is defined as:

    • A spouse
    • A parent, step-parent, adoptive parent, foster parent, or anyone that can prove legal guardianship
    • A person who
      • Claims or has claimed the individual as a dependent on a Federal Income Tax return for either of the previous two (2) years
      • Resides in the same household as the individual, supports that individual financially, and is a relative of that individual.

Jobs that qualify under the above criteria include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Production of crops, dairy products, poultry or livestock
    • Cultivation or harvesting of trees
    • Fish Hatcheries

Students must verify employment in agriculturally related jobs and may verify their employment in the following ways:

    • Check Stub
    • Securing a letter from an employer showing he-she is employed with the organization
    • A written and signed affidavit from the student indicating location and dates of employment