Proposed Changes to Public Charge

From the Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families

Filling in an application form for immigration.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has proposed significant changes to the way the “public charge test” in federal law is applied to immigrants seeking to obtain legal status.

Learn more about this new proposal and its impact on immigrants who use programs that help participants meet their basic needs, including Medicaid, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, aka “food stamps”), and Section 8 housing from the Department of Children, Youth and Families Public Charge Fact Sheet.

Questions? Please contact Sue Rose.


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