Caldwell, NJ asked in Health Care Law and Immigration Law for New Jersey

Q: As an unemployedresident if i apply for medicaid or health aid will i become a public charge

In newjersey new resident of newjersey formerly north carolina

1 Lawyer Answer
Robert Roy Klein
Robert Roy Klein
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA

A: Most forms of Medicaid is considered under the public charge rule, if it's federally funded.. See I'm unsure how the medicaid system in NJ works.

However, if it's for less than 12 months, then it's not considered. Be aware that benefits stack, meaning 1 benefit equals 1 month, so 2 benefits equal 2 months. If it's because of a medical condition, pregnancy, or for getting testing and treatment for covid19, then you're exempted.. See that page. There's a longer list.

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