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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: India
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Hi folks,

My wife came here in June as an immigrant. She doesn't have any job till now. Can somebody edify me if she will be eligible for Obama care as new enrollment will be starting on November 15th. I can't add her name to my insurance. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Cyprus
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I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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Hi,

As an LPR she is eligible for coverage under the exchange, what she wouldn't be eligible for is medicaid unless Maryland gives coverage to new LPR's. Also she doesn't have to wait for the open enrollment to apply for coverage in the exchange, she can do so now since becoming an LPR qualifies as a "major life event."

Here is a link with the MD health exchange.

http://www.marylandhealthconnection.gov


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Yes. As an LPR she will be eligible for coverage which I said before. Applying through the health exchange is applying for Obamacare, it's not a different thing.


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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: India
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Thanks a lot ian I have one more question is it true that for obamacare one has to b a resident of USA for 5 years and new immigrant can't have Obama care thanks in adnavce

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No, it's not true. As soon as your wife enters the US as an LPR, she is eligible for Obamacare. What she wouldn't be eligible for is medicaid, depending on the state.


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ObamaCare Special Enrollment Period

A special enrollment period is a time outside of the open enrollment period when you and your family can sign up for health insurance. You may qualify for a special enrollment period of 60 days following certain life events that involve a change in family status (for example, marriage or birth of a child) or loss of other health coverage.

If you don’t have a special enrollment period, you can’t buy insurance inside or outside the Marketplaceuntil the next open enrollment period. Job-based plans generally allow special enrollment periods of 30 days.

The following life events will generally qualify you for a special enrollment period.

  • You signed up for the marketplace, but were unable to complete the enrollment process for any reason (until mid-April 2014).
  • Getting married.
  • Having, adopting, or placement of a child.
  • Permanently moving to a new area that offers different health plan options.
  • Losing other health coverage (for example due to a job loss, divorce, loss of eligibility for Medicaid or CHIP, expiration of COBRA coverage, or a health plan being decertified). Note: Voluntarily quitting other health coverage or being terminated for not paying your premiums are not considered loss of coverage. Losing coverage that is not minimum essential coverage is also not considered loss of coverage.)
  • For people already enrolled in Marketplace coverage, having a change in income or household status that affects eligibility for tax credits or cost-sharing reductions.
  • An individual, who was not previously a citizen, national, or lawfully present individual gains such status.
  • A qualified individual's enrollment or non-enrollment in a QHP is unintentional, inadvertent, or erroneous and is the result of the error, misrepresentation, or inaction of an officer, employee, or agent of the Exchange or HHS, or its instrumentalities as evaluated and determined by the Exchange.
  • An enrollee adequately demonstrates to the Exchange that the QHP in which he or she is enrolled substantially violated a material provision of its contract in relation to the enrollee.
  • An individual is determined newly eligible or newly ineligible for advance payments of the premium tax credit or has a change in eligibility for cost-sharing reductions, regardless of whether such individual is already enrolled in a QHP. The Exchange must permit individuals whose existing coverage through an eligible employer-sponsored plan will no longer be affordable or provide minimum value for his or her employer's upcoming plan year to access this special enrollmentperiod prior to the end of his or her coverage through such eligible employer-sponsored plan.
  • An Indian, as defined by section 4 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, may enroll in a QHP or change from one QHP to another one time per month.
  • A qualified individual or enrollee demonstrates to the Exchange, in accordance with guidelines issued by HHS
Edited by Ian H.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Iran
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She will be eligible when she receives her green card because this is considered a "change in circumstances" But she only has 30 days after receiving her green card to enroll under this rule. Otherwise she has to wait for open enrollment and her coverage will not begin until January 1. Trust me, we just went through all this with the State of Kentucky. They tried to tell us he wasn't eligible for the ACA (Obamacare) until he had been an LPR for five years. It took me quoting the US regs and Kentucky regs to convince them otherwise.

Edited by belinda63

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Like belinda said, an LPR is entitled to coverage. Your spouse will be able to qualify for coverage as an LPR.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Thanks ian and everyone just want to know if my spouse will b eligible for Obama care which will start on Nov 15

there's a website with a phone number.

IMO, she should have called in JUNE and asked about it in JUNE, as

immigrating into USA is a 'life changing event' and as such, qualifies.

Now is October.

Regardless - tell her to CALL IN ! use a telephone !


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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She will be eligible when she receives her green card because this is considered a "change in circumstances" But she only has 30 days after receiving her green card to enroll under this rule. Otherwise she has to wait for open enrollment and her coverage will not begin until January 1. Trust me, we just went through all this with the State of Kentucky. They tried to tell us he wasn't eligible for the ACA (Obamacare) until he had been an LPR for five years. It took me quoting the US regs and Kentucky regs to convince them otherwise.

is that right? green card arrival ?

not POE date ?

ouch .


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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