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Can US spouse get disability checks without affecting the beneficiary?

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I got my conditional green card through marriage with a US citizen. I'm the beneficiary. 

 

My US spouse got injured and he can't work for the next six months, meaning no income. I have been working and have a stable income, but it's not much. 

 

He qualifies for disability checks, but are we allowed to receive governmental aid like that? It will certainly help me pay the bills and rent, but I read on I864 when we did AOS that USCIS doesn't want foreigners to be public charge. 

This time, it's not me but my us spouse, but even in cases like this, do we have to support ourselves without disability checks? 

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1 minute ago, TonyMichael said:

I got my conditional green card through marriage with a US citizen. I'm the beneficiary. 

 

My US spouse got injured and he can't work for the next six months, meaning no income. I have been working and have a stable income, but it's not much. 

 

He qualifies for disability checks, but are we allowed to receive governmental aid like that? It will certainly help me pay the bills and rent, but I read on I864 when we did AOS that USCIS doesn't want foreigners to be public charge. 

This time, it's not me but my us spouse, but even in cases like this, do we have to support ourselves without disability checks? 

its fine. YOU wouldnt qualify for disability yet but your spouse certainly does. and since youve completed the AOS process, the household income isnt so much an issue. means tested benefits could be an issue later on but disability is not that.

 

is he on short term disability, I am assuming?


i 485, 130, EAD and AP

04/09/2019    NOA1 received/check cashed i 485 and 131

04/19/2019    Rec'd appointment letter for biometrics

05/02/2019    Biometrics

05/15/2019    Submitted initial request for EAD expedite 5/22 faxed info

06/05/2019    EAD APPROVAL!!!!!!!!!!  06/06/2019    AP Approval

06/13/2019    Combo Card Received in Mail

06/19/2019    Social Security Card received in mail

10/07/2019     Received interview date letter for 11/7/19

11/07/2019     AOS Interview-Norfolk

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disability is not the same as government benefits

usually he would have it thru his job and you need to apply as soon as possible

normally it is for 6 months and if the disability lasts permanently ,  he would apply for social security benefits 

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