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
Most forms of Medicaid is considered under the public charge rule, if it's federally funded.. See https://www.uscis.gov/greencard/public-charge. 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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