Public Charge or Financial Assistance Blog Entries

Public Charge - Immigration Consequences of Receiving Benefits/Assistance

In tomorrow's community conference call, one of the community members has raised the issue whether receiving certain kinds of State benefits becomes an issue for immigration.  The concern is well-founded in that receiving public (Federal or State) means tested (that depend upon the amount of income/expense) can lead to a determination that an applicant can become dependent upon government resources ("public charge").