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Hi my husband is somewhat illiterate because he had unrecognized dyslexia as a child and dropped out of elementary school after being abused by an ignorant teacher who I suppose thought he wasn't learning to read and write because he didn't want to. He has sort of learned to read and write in his native language and English but his spelling is so bad that there's no way he'll pass the written test. I wanted to get a 648 disability certification but I'm being told by neuropsychologists that it will cost $5000!! Does anyone know how I could do this more cheaply? What a racket!

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hi

the written part is only one sentence, and if you get the booklet with the 100 questions, most of the words of the sentence are in the booklet

they are always related to the 100 questions

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Hi my husband is somewhat illiterate because he had unrecognized dyslexia as a child and dropped out of elementary school after being abused by an ignorant teacher who I suppose thought he wasn't learning to read and write because he didn't want to. He has sort of learned to read and write in his native language and English but his spelling is so bad that there's no way he'll pass the written test. I wanted to get a 648 disability certification but I'm being told by neuropsychologists that it will cost $5000!! Does anyone know how I could do this more cheaply? What a racket!

This is not as difficult as it may seem & he probably doesn't need to do anything except study some & do the best he can. When I went through the process there were people there to help just such a person. Several people needed help but we all became citizens & so will your husband I hope.

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Spelling isn't taken into consideration unless the interviewer cannot determine that the applicant tried to write the same word that was dictated.

USCIS doesn't really explain how close you have to get, but my guess (totally my guess) is:

If the applicant writes Prezdent or Persident instead of President he should be ok.

But if the applicant writes Presentatif instead of President, then it looks like he was trying to write Representative, which is a different word.... I don't know if an interviewer would allow this or not.

If the sentence is written incorrectly, the applicant will be given two more chances to get a sentence right. Some sentences are as simple as "We Pay Taxes" while some are a little longer such as "Columbus Day is in October".

Other than that... literacy in English is a requirement for citizenship (except for certain age related cases)... so you're back to trying to get a medical disability waiver.


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Spelling isn't taken into consideration unless the interviewer cannot determine that the applicant tried to write the same word that was dictated.

USCIS doesn't really explain how close you have to get, but my guess (totally my guess) is:

If the applicant writes Prezdent or Persident instead of President he should be ok.

But if the applicant writes Presentatif instead of President, then it looks like he was trying to write Representative, which is a different word.... I don't know if an interviewer would allow this or not.

If the sentence is written incorrectly, the applicant will be given two more chances to get a sentence right. Some sentences are as simple as "We Pay Taxes" while some are a little longer such as "Columbus Day is in October".

Other than that... literacy in English is a requirement for citizenship (except for certain age related cases)... so you're back to trying to get a medical disability waiver.

This is all very helpful info. Maybe I will encourage him to just go for it. Worst case scenario he has to try again, right?

Is there also a reading section to the test?

Thanks all!

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