Skokie, IL asked in Immigration Law for Illinois

Q: Can a conditional green card holder apply for unemployment Insurance or if they’re self employed apply for PPP ?

During this pandemic I lost my earnings as a self employed uber driver and I am on a conditional green card

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Drew Elesh
Drew Elesh
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  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Yes you paid into the state unemployment fund and as an LPR you are entitled to those benefits you paid into. It will not negatively impact any application to become a U.S. citizen . Other benefits like Medicaid can be problematic for those without a greencard yet. So you should apply.

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Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
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  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Those who are independent contractors usually don’t qualify, but check the specific programs in your State due to COVID19

Your CR status should be irrelevant, here. Your conditional status may be converted into lawful permanent resident status unless you are ordered removed. If you need to remove the condition on your status, then consider whether and when you can do so.

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