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  1. You can PM me if you want to know... I don’t want to start a conflict with anyone. I usually try to avoid forums in general because I hate forum drama... I don’t want to start any lol. I just need help with this process. Thank you for your help!
  2. Thanks again for your sound advice. I will be more cautious listening to anyone and everyone on here. I don’t need to borrow trouble. My fiancé is an emotional mess over false statements that are not factors in our situation. I don’t want to make things worse by coming on here. Thank you for the wake up call!
  3. So let me get this straight. My oldest child is 15. When he turns 18, he will move in with his mother to help her, but he will still count against me as a household member, even though his mother will claim him on her taxes? Also, it should be noted that if one child leaves, the benefit of the other children goes up. For example, if someone receives $500 for each of three children, when the oldest child leaves, the person then gets $750 for each remaining child, etc. My youngest is 11. Her benefits will end in 7 years. Are you saying that they will look 7 years in the future and calculate my income requirements for a family of three and not count my child’s benefit? Where are you getting this information from? I have spoken to two immigration attorneys today and both said I can count their benefit as family income and have no concern for worrying about what happens in 3 or 7 years.
  4. I think you are looking at this the wrong way. I need to prove that I have enough income to take care of 5 people. The pool of $2500 is not all that is available to take care of 5 people. I have $1500 available to take care of three of them. Since the kids are taken care of, they do not need money from my $2500. If I couldn’t count the money from the kids, I shouldn’t have to count them as a liability either... so I should only have to qualify for the income requirements for two people... but that’s not the way it works. They look at total household income. They don’t care about the breakdown. However, you can see it as, $1500 goes towards expenses for the children and $2500 goes toward expenses for me and my wife. The thing is, I am also allowed to use the children’s benefit money for household expenses. I need a bigger house, pay more in utilities because of them, so that money can be proportionally spent on rent, mortgage, utilities, groceries, etc.
  5. Thanks for your well wishes. Yes, I know for certain that I can count the children’s income toward household income. I will not be supporting a family of 5 on $2500 a month. I will have over $4000 a month.
  6. I don’t know much about the spouse visa other than it takes longer. I’m not worried about money, so I don’t need her to work unless she chooses to. I live a very simple lifestyle. Will the spouse visa change anything as far as being considered a public charge or anything like that?
  7. I’m not sure why you are sending this link. I am aware of my children’s benefits. They will be part of my household until they graduate from high school and then they will move out. My benefit will be smaller, but my household will be smaller too.
  8. They get paid benefits until graduation, a little past their 18th birthday. They plan on moving out the day after graduation and I don’t plan on supporting grown adults on my SSDI. So, yes... I am sure they will not be part of my household beyond the day they get benefits.
  9. I understand the children lose their benefit at 18, but they will no longer be in my household, so the income requirements will also go down.
  10. I'm not sure I understand how this applies. I have read the USCIS website and SSDI is not listed at a public charge. Is there a new change where it is? SSDI is not a welfare program like SSI, Medicaid, etc.
  11. I am in the initial stages of applying for a K1 visa. I am on SSDI and have no other income. I receive over $2,500 a month for myself and over $1500 for my three children combined. This puts me well above the income requirements, but I am concerned based on reading the forums. I have no additional income and I have not filed income taxes for several years, because I don't need to (SSDI is not taxable). I have no substantial assets and nobody to be a sponsor. Will I have a problem?
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