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What options exist for health insurance for parents who are under 65 and not working?  I looked at the ACA website, and it keeps directing me to the medicaid website because I put the income level as $0.00.  What options are there besides Medicaid?

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6 minutes ago, pm5k said:

What options exist for health insurance for parents who are under 65 and not working?  I looked at the ACA website, and it keeps directing me to the medicaid website because I put the income level as $0.00.  What options are there besides Medicaid?

They have go through Medicaid first, be rejected by Medicaid for being LPR's, then reapply via the ACA site once the ACA folks get the official word that they don't qualify for Medicaid. This is to show that they also do not qualify for any kind of Medicaid which means they do qualify for an ACA plan...it's annoying but it's just how it is for LPR's and ACA plans.


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Well you can buy privately

 

To go through the Exchange, then maybe best to call them and explain that they do not qualify for Medicaid.

 

Perhaps speak to an Insurance Broker.


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7 minutes ago, millefleur said:

They have go through Medicaid first, be rejected by Medicaid for being LPR's, then reapply via the ACA site once the ACA folks get the official word that they don't qualify for Medicaid. This is to show that they also do not qualify for any kind of Medicaid which means they do qualify for an ACA plan...it's annoying but it's just how it is for LPR's and ACA plans.

Would applying for medicaid be an issue with regard to being a public charge?  Also wondering in case the parents were considered dependents on tax returns.  Do either of these actions trigger the "public charge" issue?

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10 minutes ago, pm5k said:

Would applying for medicaid be an issue with regard to being a public charge? 

No, it would not. They will have proof that they do not qualify for it and therefore have never used it. Public charge would be applying for Medicaid, getting approved for it somehow (probably fraudulently) and then using the benefit to pay their med bills.

 

10 minutes ago, pm5k said:

Also wondering in case the parents were considered dependents on tax returns.  Do either of these actions trigger the "public charge" issue? 

If they're claimed as dependents, then the entire household income would be taken into account, so you cannot put $0.00 income in that case, you'd have to list the whole income of the entire tax household. Again, it wouldn't be a public charge situation unless they already had Medicaid and used it to pay for med bills.

 

You can call the ACA customer service about this. They have very good phone customer service and they can explain it better than I. It's very confusing and has a lot of red tape, but sometimes the ACA plans can be worth it.

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If it's easier to speak with someone in person about the ACA and how to apply, you can use the navigator tool to locate in person assistance:

 

https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/#/


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21-Dec-2016: I-130 filed at Moscow USCIS field office*
29-Dec-2016: I-130 approved! Yay! 🎊 

17-Jan-2017: Case number received

21-Mar-2017: Medical Exam completed

24-Mar-2017: Interview at Embassy - approved! 🎉

29-Mar-2017: CR-1 Visa received (via mail)

02-Apr-2017: USCIS Immigrant (GC) Fee paid

28-Jun-2017: Port of Entry @ PDX 🛩️

21-Jul-2017: No SSN after three weeks; applied in person at the SSA

22-Jul-2017: GC arrived in the mail 📬

31-Jul-2017: SSN arrived via mail, hurrah!

 

*NOTE: The USCIS Field Office in Moscow is now CLOSED.

 

I-90 GC Replacment (for Erroneous GC)

22-Jul-2017: GC arrives in the mail – error in middle name 😕

01-Aug-2017: Sent in I-90 online via website

05-Aug-2017: Biometrics scheduled

23-Aug-2017: Biometrics done @ USCIS office; told to keep GC!

16-Jul-2018: RFE for original card!! 🤬

31-Jul-2018: USCIS Appointment at local field office..

22-Aug-2018: Mailed GC back to USCIS in response to RFE

29-Aug-2018: GC received by USCIS

17-Sep-2018: Received CORRECTED GC in the mail! Finally!! 😂

 

📑 I-751 Removal of Conditions (Apr 2019-Oct 2019) 📝 Filed via mail, processed by MSC & passed interview

Spoiler

28-Jun-2019: Conditional GC expires

30-Mar-2019: Eligible to apply for ROC

01-Apr-2019: ROC in the mail to Phoenix AZ lockbox! 📫

03-Apr-2019: ROC packet delivered to lockbox

09-Apr-2019: USCIS cashed check

09-Apr-2019: Case number received via text - MSC 📲

12-Apr-2019: Extension letter arrives via mail

19-Apr-2019: Biometrics letter arrives via mail

30-Apr-2019: Biometrics appointment at local office

26-Jun-2019: Case ready to be scheduled for interview 

04-Sep-2019: Interview was scheduled - letter to arrive in mail

09-Sep-2019: Interview letter arrived in the mail! ✉️

17-Oct-2019: Interview scheduled @ local USCIS  

18-Oct-2019: Interview cancelled & notice ordered*

18-Oct-2019: Case was approved! 🎉

22-Oct-2019: Card was mailed to me 📨

23-Oct-2019: Card was picked by USPS 

25-Oct-2019: 10 year GC Card received in mail 📬

 

*I don't understand this status because we DID have an interview!

 

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07-Apr-2020: NOA 1 - Receipt No. received via mail

05-May-2020: Application transferred to another USCIS field office for review*

??-???-????: TBA... 

 

*NOTE: Moved to another state in May.

 

 

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13 hours ago, millefleur said:

 

If they're claimed as dependents, then the entire household income would be taken into account, so you cannot put $0.00 income in that case, you'd have to list the whole income of the entire tax household. Again, it wouldn't be a public charge situation unless they already had Medicaid and used it to pay for med bills.

 

Somewhat of a tangent here, but what are the pros/cons to listing an immigrant parents as a dependent vs independent (assuming they do not work)?  I know that filing for taxes with nearly zero income will be a formality, but I have heard that it helps with regards to preserving US domicile (in case the parent travels on their GC a lot)

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