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Hi guys, my wife and I have a little problem and we don’t know how to go about it. I will explain.

 

i came to the US through K-1, got married on the 5th of July, we have joint account already, applied for state id and already have my ssn. Now the problem is my wife is trying to add me to her insurance, the insurance guys sent us a mail on Wednesday requesting my immigration status( married but haven’t filed AOS yet, forms filled but gathering documents to go with it). Now my question is, regarding the public charge rule, stating do she go ahead and add me to her insurance or not? We filing AOS God willing next week. 

 

Thanks all, your replies and answered are so much  appreciated! 

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What does adding you to her insurance have to do with a public charge?


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The new rule isn't in effect yet, so filing now won't make you subject to it.

 

Yes, I highly suggest getting on her insurance, or any insurance, ASAP. It's just a good idea. It's not related to AOS, though.


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3 minutes ago, geowrian said:

The new rule isn't in effect yet, so filing now won't make you subject to it.

 

Yes, I highly suggest getting on her insurance, or any insurance, ASAP. It's just a good idea. It's not related to AOS, though.

Okay thanks geowrian. This answer is so much appreciated!

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52 minutes ago, CJKylie said:

What does adding you to her insurance have to do with a public charge?

Sounds like they are going to take a more comprehensive look at every individual case to determine the relatively likelihood of an immigrant becoming a public charge. While it may not be specifically mentioned, being covered on a spouse’s health insurance can help, and at the very least it sure won’t hurt.

 

that being said it does not go into effect for a bit yet, even if then.


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1 hour ago, Drenimarcus said:

married but haven’t filed AOS yet,

File it soon and you won't have to worry about the new "rules".


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Here's the rule.

Read page 1-50.

Being it so new and only pending and not in effect yet, your best bet is to educate yourself.

 

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/08/14/2019-17142/inadmissibility-on-public-charge-grounds

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13 hours ago, geowrian said:

The new rule isn't in effect yet, so filing now won't make you subject to it.

 

Yes, I highly suggest getting on her insurance, or any insurance, ASAP. It's just a good idea. It's not related to AOS, though.

@geowrian we are planning to add me to her state health insurance, sounds good eh?

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Posted (edited)

It's not a new rule.  It is law that has been on the books for many years, just not being enforced.

 

 

Being added to a spouse's insurance is not a public charge issue if she is not receiving assistance

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13 hours ago, Drenimarcus said:

Hi guys, my wife and I have a little problem and we don’t know how to go about it. I will explain.

 

i came to the US through K-1, got married on the 5th of July, we have joint account already, applied for state id and already have my ssn. Now the problem is my wife is trying to add me to her insurance, the insurance guys sent us a mail on Wednesday requesting my immigration status( married but haven’t filed AOS yet, forms filled but gathering documents to go with it). Now my question is, regarding the public charge rule, stating do she go ahead and add me to her insurance or not? We filing AOS God willing next week. 

 

Thanks all, your replies and answered are so much  appreciated! 

All you need is the marriage certificate and the insurance will add you.

 

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2 minutes ago, Hank_ said:

It's not a new rule.  It is law that has been on the books for many years, just not being enforced.

 

 

Being added to a spouse's insurance is not a public charge issue if she is not receiving assistance

okay thanks, go on with the state health insurance? she is not receiving assistance.

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Just now, vistawateraz said:

All you need is the marriage certificate and the insurance will add you.

 

yes we applied, they sent us a notice in the mail on wednesday requesting my immigration status, we just wanted to be clear of the" public rule " before replying them back, thanks!

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8 minutes ago, Drenimarcus said:

okay thanks, go on with the state health insurance? she is not receiving assistance.

What do you mean by state health insurance?  Medicaid?

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