The public charge rule, a test for immigrants coming to the US and for some immigrants in the US who are applying for a green card for the first time, is now in effect.

To learn more, see our Public Charge Section.

Getting MFIP After The 5-Year Limit: Hardship Extensions

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Education for Justice

Most people can only get MFIP cash benefits for a total of 5 years (60 months) in their adult life. If you have less than 1 year left of MFIP, you need to get ready now. You may be able to get a hardship extension. This means you may be able to get MFIP longer.

You can’t be in sanction in your last (60th) month if you want an extension. Contact your job counselor to clear up any sanction. Call Legal Aid for help.