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Getting social help affect citizenship?

#1 Henia

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 05:38 AM

Hello, I'd like to know if a person lives in the US and receives section 8 help for housing, does this affect their petition for citizenship?


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#2 Faycel and Renee

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 03:04 PM

Hello Henia, 

 

Ive been told that if someone is on section 8 that getting an approval is hard because how can you show or provide proof that you are capable of caring for someone else.  

 

The idea is to prove that the beneficiary can be taken care of and if someone is on welfare or receiving section 8 already says hey I cant take care of myself and the government is helping me.  It also says that I depend on the government and so will my spouse.   Its a government burden.

 

The one thing I hear is that they want that the beneficiary be NOT DEPENDENT on the government.  

 

I hope this helps

 


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#3 simps

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 03:18 PM

section 8 is not cosidered as a mean benefit. It totally does not effect your eligiblity for citizenship. public housing or section 8 are not cosidred welfare for clarification. Welfares are mean benefits like food stamps, medicaid and finanician help from goverment like SSI or SSDI. Immigrants are not eiligible for mean benefits but they are eligible for housing, section 8 and Finacial aid for school. Don't worry it won't effect on your case.


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#4 Henia

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:37 AM

Thank you for that clarification Simps. Is Medical for children (insurance for children inCalifornia) considered welfare? You mentioned Medicad, which correct me if I'm wrong is for chronically ill and elderly?

 

Nice blog BTW! :)


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#5 mimigrant

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 03:09 PM

Here's a link explaining in detail the difference between Medicare and Medicaid:

http://www.nolo.com/...ence-29615.html

 

Basically:

Medicare

  • Who is Eligible: Medicare covers almost everyone 65 or older, certain people on Social Security disability, and some people with permanent kidney failure.

Medicaid

  • Who is Eligible: Medicaid covers low-income and financially needy people, including those over 65 who are also on Medicare.

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To the former posters: where did you read that getting Medicaid would affect citizenship? I'm confused, as immigrants with green cards are eligible for it. Are you sure it affects the naturalization application? Do you have a reliable link stating that?

 

Here's a link for an explanation of Public Charge: http://www.uscis.gov...s/public-charge

As far as I understand from this text, Medicaid is not considered Public Charge -- unless you're on long-term institutional care:

 

Q.  What publicly funded benefits may not be considered for public charge purposes?

(...)

Non-cash or special purpose cash benefits that are not considered for public charge purposes include:

  • Medicaid and other health insurance and health services (including public assistance for immunizations and for testing and treatment of symptoms of communicable diseases; use of health clinics, short-term rehabilitation services, and emergency medical services) other than support for long-term institutional care

(...) etc. - read on the link above the rest.

 

Thank you for that clarification Simps. Is Medical for children (insurance for children inCalifornia) considered welfare? You mentioned Medicad, which correct me if I'm wrong is for chronically ill and elderly?

 

Nice blog BTW! smile.png

 


Edited by themimigrant, 12 November 2013 - 03:18 PM.

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12-17-13: Received/Priority Date
12-19-13: NOA Date
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#6 Henia

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:52 AM

Thank you themimigrant for the detailed explaination and links.


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#7 mimigrant

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:00 PM

You're welcome! I hope it helps you! Good luck!

 

Thank you themimigrant for the detailed explaination and links.

 


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Done today - 05/09/14! It's been a long journey... that I was more than ready to be done with it...

 

N-400: (Eligibility criteria: 5 years) - took 4 months, 27 days (148 days)
12-13-13: Eligibility Date
12-13-13: Application Sent

12-17-13: Received/Priority Date
12-19-13: NOA Date
12-20-13: Check Cashed
01-02-14: Bio Letter Sent Date (long time... not a good idea to send application before holidays...)

01-07-14: Bio Letter Rcvd'
01-20-14: Original Bio Date -- duh. they booked me on a Federal Holiday and the center was... closed.
03-07-14: Actual Bio Date
(walk-in)

03-11-14: In line for Interview

03-12-14: Interview letter
04-17-14: Interview - Passed. Phew!

04-23-14: Oath Ceremony queue | scheduled (both at the same day)

04-26-14: Got Oath Ceremony letter in mail

05-09-14: (Friday) Oath Ceremony. Done! + Applied for US Passport Book & US Passport Card (expedited)

05-23-14: (Friday) American Passport Book received (via Priority Mail) after 2 weeks

05-27-14: Received back original Naturalization Certificate + American Passport Card in the mail (weirdly did not receive USPS tracking notifications for that)

Officially D-O-N-E!

 

N-400: 05-09-2014

I-751: 10-21-2011

AOS from H1B: 03-13-2009




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