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My wife is an LPR who received a green card after overstaying a tourist visa by 2 years - conditional GC came earlier this year. I am between jobs and have no insurance, and she is about two months away from receiving health insurance from her current job (she's a contractor and isn't offered insurance until the 6 month mark). She is having an issue with her birth control and has booked an appointment with Planned Parenthood - she can't (and shouldn't) wait until her insurance kicks in.

 

I know there was talk last year about GC applicants and public charge for government related policies (not sure if it ever became a policy/law). I think she'll be ok since she already has the green card and will be eligible for ROC in early 2021, but I want to make sure it's ok if she goes to PP and applies for payment assistance. Does anyone see this being an issue?

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PP is not a public charge concern in any way. It's a private institution. So long as the assistance is not a public (government) means-tested aid for which she doesn't qualify (i.e. Medicaid in most states within the first 5 years of becoming an LPR), it's not an issue.

 

Also, ROC does not address public charge issues.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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