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.

Public Charge Rule

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Should I Keep My Kids in Health & Nutrition Programs? Immigrants and Public Charge Info
Author: Protecting Immigrant Families

Programs like Medicaid, CHIP, Marketplace Coverage (“Obamacare”), School Breakfast & Lunch, WIC and SNAP (“food stamps”) help your children lead healthier and stronger lives. You may have questions about whether your child’s use of these health and nutrition programs will affect your immigration status or your application for a green card. This document provides answers to frequently asked questions to help you make good decisions for your family.

Public Charge: Getting the help you need
Author: Protecting Immigrant Families

This explains public benefits for immigrants and help figuring out if the public charge rule applies to you.