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Public Charge Resources

Public Charge Resources

February 2020

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of State created a new set of policies significantly changing how they conduct public charge assessments. These changes impact individuals applying for an immigration status on or after February 24, 2020.

FAQ: Public Charge and Health Coverage Programs

This resource provides answers to some frequently asked questions specifically focused on how health coverage programs are factored into public charge assessments under the new policies.

Click here to view the public charge FAQ


Fact Sheet: How Changes to Public Charge Will Impact People Seeking Public Benefits

This resource provides an overview of how other public benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and public housing programs, are factored into public charge assessments under the new policies.

Click here to view the public charge fact sheet