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When my wife and I signed an affidavit of support during the immigration process. Then about two years later, she was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and is unable to work. Is she able to get disability or some type of government funded insurance or access to a free clinic since we signed the affidavit of support? I am unable to add her to my insurance at work because it is too expensive. Is there any type of help? Thank you for your time and God Bless!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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does she have her green card?


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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The most common disability collected in the US is based on social security and it is doubtful that your spouse worked enough covered quarters to qualify for any benefits. If she was working at a job that had separate suplemental insurance you would check with that insurance if this is covered. Otherwise no, and you will need to provide for her.


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When my wife and I signed an affidavit of support during the immigration process. Then about two years later, she was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and is unable to work. Is she able to get disability or some type of government funded insurance or access to a free clinic since we signed the affidavit of support? I am unable to add her to my insurance at work because it is too expensive. Is there any type of help? Thank you for your time and God Bless!

This is probably the best time to get insurance for someone. Currently, she cannot be denied insurance for a prior existing condition. Shop around and see what you can get. There are some low cost policies just for immigrants. After June, depending how the Supreme Court decides on Obamacare, all that may change.

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