When you received the final decision on your asylum application from the Immigration Judge, and the government attorney chose not to appeal the decision, you should been given a set of instructions about how to process your asylum grant with USCIS. You would have been advised to schedule an appointment at your local USCIS office through the USCIS on-line INFOPASS system. You would have been advised to bring a copy of the Immigration Judge's final order to your scheduled appointment. Once you went to the appointment, DHS would have begun the processing of your work permit.
Here is a copy of the post-order instructions: http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/article/PostOrderInstr.pdf.
Also, understand that even if you don't receive a work permit, as someone with a final grant of asylum, you are authorized to work even without a work permit.
I suggest waiting and filing 120 days prior.
In fact, you should file for AOS for your LPR status nine months after the grant of asylum without any delay and once you become a LPR you will no longer need to spend $360 every year for an EAD renewal.
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It's possible that USCIS might automatically issue you a new EAD based on your asylum status. If not, then you could file for a renewal. Congratulations!
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Congratulations!! If your asylum application was approved, you don't need to renew your EAD. Your asylee status gives you the right to work and everything else. Make sure to apply for adjustment of status exactly one year from the date of the asylum approval.
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Follow the suggested guidelines and wait.
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