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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: France
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Quick question (didn't know where to post this so i'm asking my fellow AOS ppl for advice)...I just got approved (dec 4) and we're going to apply for heating assistance here in NJ...trying to decide who should be "applicant" me or hubby...would me applying for energy assistance be considered "public charge"?

I'm not sure what they consider "public charge"...thanks for your help...


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July 16....AOS mailed;

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July 21.......NOA1 receipt date

July 23.......Check Cashed
July 25.......Received NOA1

July 28.......Received Biometrics appointment
Aug 12.....received RFE notice

Aug 13...Biometrics Appointment

August 19...RFE received, case resumed processing
Oct. 8.........EAD Card production ordered

Oct. 16.......EAD Approval noticed mailed
Oct. 18........EAD in hand (came in mail)
Nov 3.........Interview Notice received in mail
Dec 4.........Interview APPROVED, CRIS email: card production ordered
Dec 9.........Welcome noticed received in mail Dec 9.........card production ordered
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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: El Salvador
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I think the USC should apply for it, because I think it may be any government assistance that could mean you are a public charge. Although since you are now married, it may not matter who applies for it. You could also look for help with a non-governmental agency. Just my thoughts, though, I don´t know for sure.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: France
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ok thx...just curious...what happens to the "new resident" IF they became public charge...(how would this affect their residency)? just my opinion, I think government agencies should make it clear on the applications whether or not this would be considered public charge (I know most medicaid progams do that, at least the ones out here in NJ)


Greencard (2008):

July 16....AOS mailed;

July 17.......AOS received
July 21.......NOA1 receipt date

July 23.......Check Cashed
July 25.......Received NOA1

July 28.......Received Biometrics appointment
Aug 12.....received RFE notice

Aug 13...Biometrics Appointment

August 19...RFE received, case resumed processing
Oct. 8.........EAD Card production ordered

Oct. 16.......EAD Approval noticed mailed
Oct. 18........EAD in hand (came in mail)
Nov 3.........Interview Notice received in mail
Dec 4.........Interview APPROVED, CRIS email: card production ordered
Dec 9.........Welcome noticed received in mail Dec 9.........card production ordered
Dec 14.......Received greencard in mail

CITIZENSHIP (2014):
May 7...Application mailed out

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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From the United States Department of Health and Human Services

"Determination that a person is a "public charge", under U.S. immigration law, has been used as a grounds for inadmissability and deportation of immigrants for many years."

http://bphc.hrsa.gov/policy/pal9925.htm

This site also said that "Emergency assistance, such as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program" is NOT considered a public charge.


USCIS
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Medical
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Removal of Conditions
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Waited...

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: France
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From the United States Department of Health and Human Services

"Determination that a person is a "public charge", under U.S. immigration law, has been used as a grounds for inadmissability and deportation of immigrants for many years."

http://bphc.hrsa.gov/policy/pal9925.htm

This site also said that "Emergency assistance, such as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program" is NOT considered a public charge.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU very helpful and puts my mind to rest phew...don't wanna do anything to jeapordize what I worked/waited so hard to get LOL


Greencard (2008):

July 16....AOS mailed;

July 17.......AOS received
July 21.......NOA1 receipt date

July 23.......Check Cashed
July 25.......Received NOA1

July 28.......Received Biometrics appointment
Aug 12.....received RFE notice

Aug 13...Biometrics Appointment

August 19...RFE received, case resumed processing
Oct. 8.........EAD Card production ordered

Oct. 16.......EAD Approval noticed mailed
Oct. 18........EAD in hand (came in mail)
Nov 3.........Interview Notice received in mail
Dec 4.........Interview APPROVED, CRIS email: card production ordered
Dec 9.........Welcome noticed received in mail Dec 9.........card production ordered
Dec 14.......Received greencard in mail

CITIZENSHIP (2014):
May 7...Application mailed out

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USCIS Link to Public Charge description, FAQ, etc:

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/men...00045f3d6a1RCRD

Quick question (didn't know where to post this so i'm asking my fellow AOS ppl for advice)...I just got approved (dec 4) and we're going to apply for heating assistance here in NJ...trying to decide who should be "applicant" me or hubby...would me applying for energy assistance be considered "public charge"?

I'm not sure what they consider "public charge"...thanks for your help...


12-13-2010....RoC

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so, from USCIS website, I think you can apply for the energy program.

"An alien will not be considered a "public charge" for using:

- HEALTH CARE BENEFITS, including programs such as Medicaid, the Children’s

Health Insurance Program (CHIP), prenatal care, or other free or low-cost medical

care at clinics, health centers, or other settings (other than long-term care in a nursing

home or similar institution)

- FOOD PROGRAMS, such as Food Stamps, WIC (the Special Supplemental

Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children), school meals, or other food

assistance

- OTHER PROGRAMS THAT DO NOT GIVE CASH, such as public housing,

child care, energy assistance, disaster relief, Head Start, or job training or counseling

Edited by mimigrant

12-13-2010....RoC

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: France
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thanks, this is very helpful...seeing as our heating & electri bill is already past $230 for the month (and winter just started) and help paying it would be great...(my hubby is the only one working at the moment, until I find something of course)


Greencard (2008):

July 16....AOS mailed;

July 17.......AOS received
July 21.......NOA1 receipt date

July 23.......Check Cashed
July 25.......Received NOA1

July 28.......Received Biometrics appointment
Aug 12.....received RFE notice

Aug 13...Biometrics Appointment

August 19...RFE received, case resumed processing
Oct. 8.........EAD Card production ordered

Oct. 16.......EAD Approval noticed mailed
Oct. 18........EAD in hand (came in mail)
Nov 3.........Interview Notice received in mail
Dec 4.........Interview APPROVED, CRIS email: card production ordered
Dec 9.........Welcome noticed received in mail Dec 9.........card production ordered
Dec 14.......Received greencard in mail

CITIZENSHIP (2014):
May 7...Application mailed out

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