At the time the Adjustment of Status application is filed, the individual may seek an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). This benefit is provided to each individual or applicant filing an Adjustment of Status application. It is important for individuals with existing work authorization (e.g., H, L, TN, etc.) to understand how the use of an EAD will impact their underlying immigration status and work authorization. In general, the use of an EAD will result in the individual being viewed as an Adjustment Applicant. This shift can also impact dependent family members. It is advisable to discuss the issue with legal counsel.