Dearborn, MI asked in Immigration Law for Michigan

Q: The question in N-400 application is: Have you ever claime?

A year ago, while I was filling an online medicaid application for my US citizen wife and my son , and me. I mistakenly marked yes that I am us citizen. However after I submitted the application I noticed that mistake and next day I call the department of health and humans services to correct this mistake. I have never received the medicaid under the citizenship but under the permanent residency.

As the mistake was corrected, can I answer no or yes

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Allen C. Ladd

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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Greenville, SC

A: Answer "Yes" and explain on the attachment. Probably a good idea to prepare an affidavit as well, and see if you can get back-up from the state HHS agency. Hire a lawyer to help with this, it will make it less stressful and give you more control. Contact the state bar in your state for its lawyer referral service. You will likely get a low-cost or no-cost consultation and perhaps reduced fees.

Allen C. Ladd

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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Greenville, SC

A: Answer "Yes" and explain on the attachment. Probably a good idea to prepare an affidavit as well, and see if you can get back-up from the state HHS agency. Hire a lawyer to help with this, it will make it less stressful and give you more control. Contact the state bar in your state for its lawyer referral service. You will likely get a low-cost or no-cost consultation and perhaps reduced fees.

The reason for the "Yes" answer is that it did happen. But your explanation should be sufficient. If you answered "No" and USCIS ever learns that you did, accidentally, claim US citizenship, then your natz application will be denied on the basis of your not proving you are a person of Good Moral Character (because of the false statement on the N-400) -- and at the least, the N-400 will be denied and you may not apply again for 5 YEARS.

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