Changes to the Public Charge Rule and What It May Mean for Your Clients, Workers

Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security proposed updates to federal immigration policy that would make it more difficult to obtain to legal permanent residency in the U.S. In response to inquiries from n4a members, on Monday, October 29 at 1 p.m. ET, n4a's policy team and legal experts from Justice in Aging will host a members-only webinar to provide information on the proposed changes and the implications for older adults, caregivers and direct care workers.

If implemented, these changes would expand the “public charge” test that has historically been used to determine the probably of whether an individual seeking entry into or “green card” status to remain in the U.S. would depend on government benefits as their primary source of financial support. Under the draft rule, the public charge test would be expanded to include a number of other non-cash assistance programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), non-emergency Medicaid, Medicare Savings Programs and housing assistance. The proposed rule is currently published in the Federal Register and is open for public comment until December 10.

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