Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
~bambie~

mother's medical condition

13 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Filed: IR-5 Country: Philippines
Timeline

Hello everyone! A friend of mine who is a long time VJ member recommend this site and I am very glad to know that there are some people here that is indeed willing to help, gives brilliant idea, and share information about immigration issues. Kudos to all who made this site possible!

I am currently petitioning my parents. I petitioned them last week. While waiting for the progress, I am now gathering and preparing some documents that we needed for the next steps.

I have a question regarding my mother's physical/medical condition. Back in middle 80's my mother had a minor jeepney accident that caused her a back problems, and deformity of her spinal cord. When the accident happened, she didn't feel any serious pains. She just described it like she had a bicycle accident having minor aches and scratches. As time goes by, she noticed that her lower back starting to hurt and it grows a little bit like a tumor. My mother ignored it and didn't go to a doctor for a proper check up and that time they don't have enough money to pay the doctor and the hospital. Right now, it's getting bigger. I'm attaching my mother's picture on my signature.

My concerned now is, what would be the possible problems that we might encounter during her medical? Do you think it will be a ground for denial? I read an article about a woman that have a cancer, and the consul ask them to find an insurance that will cover her medical bills to make sure she won't be a public charge. If this will happen to my mother's case do you have any idea if the insurance company will insure my mother even if my mother is still in the Philippines? Please share your thoughts, opinions or if you have similar experience. Thank you in advance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
Timeline

Will she be getting a job in the US that provides Insurance?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
Timeline

If she is getting a job that provides Insurance then that negates the Public Charge issue.

If she is not, what will she be doing?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-5 Country: Philippines
Timeline

If she is getting a job that provides Insurance then that negates the Public Charge issue.

If she is not, what will she be doing?

Yes she can apply for a job, but my main corncern right now if her current condition will be a ground for visa denial. And also, if the consul will ask her to get a medical insurance first before they will approve her visa, then where I can buy a medical insurance for her ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
Timeline

Medical Insurance and its availability, costs etc varies by State.

Speak to your local broker.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
Timeline

Probably not, occasionally you see medical refusals but they seem very rare.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Timeline

Much of the eventual decision will hinge on what is discovered during her upcoming medical exam....if her current condition might require some expensive care, somebody (you) will be asked to prove that you can (and will) cover those costs, unless you can find an insurance company that will cover this obvious pre existing condition.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-5 Country: Philippines
Timeline

Much of the eventual decision will hinge on what is discovered during her upcoming medical exam....if her current condition might require some expensive care, somebody (you) will be asked to prove that you can (and will) cover those costs, unless you can find an insurance company that will cover this obvious pre existing condition.

Thank you Noah Lot! That's my worried if it will happen. I don't know if there is an insurance company that will insure her.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
Timeline

She won't be denied on medical grounds for that. They're only concerned about communicable diseases that pose a public health risk. There is a very specific list of the type of diseases they would deny for. Spinal deformity isn't one of them.

I seriously doubt it would result in a denial on the public charge grounds. She's had the injury for over 20 years. However, if it's getting worse then it's a safe bet that some sort of treatment is going to be needed eventually. I'm really not sure what's going on there. I don't think it's something simple like a herniated disc since those rarely produce a bump like that unless an abscess has formed, and abscesses usually don't form callouses like that. She might have fractured a vertebrae or two.

If you can afford the medical insurance premiums in the US then it's a safe bet you can afford to send her to a doctor in the Philippines to get that checked out. Sooner is better than later when dealing with spinal problems. Waiting can sometimes result in paralysis.


12/15/2009 - K1 Visa Interview - APPROVED!

12/29/2009 - Married in Oakland, CA!

08/18/2010 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

05/01/2013 - Removal of Conditions - APPROVED!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Other Country: China
Timeline

She won't be denied on medical grounds for that. They're only concerned about communicable diseases that pose a public health risk. There is a very specific list of the type of diseases they would deny for. Spinal deformity isn't one of them.

I seriously doubt it would result in a denial on the public charge grounds. She's had the injury for over 20 years. However, if it's getting worse then it's a safe bet that some sort of treatment is going to be needed eventually. I'm really not sure what's going on there. I don't think it's something simple like a herniated disc since those rarely produce a bump like that unless an abscess has formed, and abscesses usually don't form callouses like that. She might have fractured a vertebrae or two.

If you can afford the medical insurance premiums in the US then it's a safe bet you can afford to send her to a doctor in the Philippines to get that checked out. Sooner is better than later when dealing with spinal problems. Waiting can sometimes result in paralysis.

Jim is right. If there would be any issue it would be public charge but I doubt this will show on the medical report, since it isn't anything the doctors are concerned about for their report. Sounds to me like this is just something you want to have checked out, not any kind of urgent medical concern. As such, I would not worry about its impact on the visa.


Facts are cheap...knowing how to use them is precious...
Understanding the big picture is priceless. Anonymous

Google Who is Pushbrk?

A Warning to Green Card Holders About Voting

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/606646-a-warning-to-green-card-holders-about-voting/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-5 Country: Philippines
Timeline

Jim is right. If there would be any issue it would be public charge but I doubt this will show on the medical report, since it isn't anything the doctors are concerned about for their report. Sounds to me like this is just something you want to have checked out, not any kind of urgent medical concern. As such, I would not worry about its impact on the visa.

Jim and Pushbrk, thank you for your clear inputs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...