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I've read the page at 

https://www.uscis.gov/news/fact-sheets/public-charge-fact-sheet

 

But am still confused. 

 

Are college financial aid and business loans also to be the responsibility of the sponsor? Is that a 'means tested' benefit?

 

 

Also, I know someone that had to pay for their beneficiary's(mother) medical bills. How does this work exactly? Are the bills given directly to sponsor or does it go through the beneficiary first?

 

 

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In determining inadmissibility, USCIS defines “public charge”as an individual who is likely to become “primarily dependent on the government for subsistence, as demonstrated by either the receipt of public cash assistance for income maintenance, or institutionalization for long-term care at government expense.

 

 

this includes monetary assistance,   public housing under section 8 (mostly because poverty level income is not met ),   medicaid (as income is low)

business loans and college aid is not a part of "public charge"

beneficary's mother's bills are not USC responsiblity even if bene agrees to pay them/just don't cosign to pay these/  bene will get a 551 stamp on visa and then green card so he/ she will be able to work 

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8 hours ago, kris&me said:

 

beneficary's mother's bills are not USC responsiblity even if bene agrees to pay them/just don't cosign to pay these/  bene will get a 551 stamp on visa and then green card so he/ she will be able to work 

Then how did the LPR received a bill from govt to pay beneficiary's medicare bill? She is elderly and does not work. Maybe he is confused which is now confusing me. 🤔

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13 hours ago, kris&me said:

In determining inadmissibility, USCIS defines “public charge”as an individual who is likely to become “primarily dependent on the government for subsistence, as demonstrated by either the receipt of public cash assistance for income maintenance, or institutionalization for long-term care at government expense.

 

 

this includes monetary assistance,   public housing under section 8 (mostly because poverty level income is not met ),   medicaid (as income is low)

business loans and college aid is not a part of "public charge"

beneficary's mother's bills are not USC responsiblity even if bene agrees to pay them/just don't cosign to pay these/  bene will get a 551 stamp on visa and then green card so he/ she will be able to work 

I believe the OP is perhaps talking about someone whose beneficiary is his/her mother, not his beneficiary's mother.  If that is the case, he/she could, in fact, be held responsible for the medical bills.  It's one of the big issues when petitioning for parents who cannot work and/or qualify for Medicare.

Edited by jan22

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