Earlier this year, the federal government announced a rule change called “public charge” that could affect certain immigrants, including some who use public benefits. On October 11, a court stopped the "public charge" rule from going into effect for now. This means that the "public charge" rule change is not in effect.

For questions and concerns about public benefits and immigration, we will connect you to ActionNYC to get free, confidential legal advice.

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Learn about public charge and where to get help.

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