What does "battery and cruelty" mean on the SSA-8000?

What does "battery and cruelty" mean on the SSA-8000? in topic SSA Application Forms

Answer

Question #13 about "battery and cruelty" on the SSA-8000 applies only to immigrants and refers to domestic violence or child abuse. The SSA policy and operations manual states: "The alien claimant, the alien claimant's child, or the alien claimant's parent, must be determined to have been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty while residing in the U.S..."