Troy, MI asked in Immigration Law for Michigan

Q: Are sponsored green card parents eligible for subsidized healthcare ?

I am 61 years old, I recently got a green card sponsored by my son who filled affidavit of support. I applied for health care in market place showing my income earned on tutoring and getting tax credits. Am I eligible for the benefits?. Should I add my Son's income also?

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Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: The first issue is whether you will obtain a government benefit based upon having a lower income. That is a means tested benefit! The second is whether the sponsor will be required to reimburse the government for that means tested benefits.

In order to avoid the government from demanding reimbursement from your son who is your sponsor, then avoid seeking and accepting all means tested benefits for ten years (from getting a green card) or until you are sworn in as a U. S. citizen, whichever happens first.

If you remain confused, then I strongly recommend a teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney, who can be compensated to take the time to provide legal advice on this situation. Good luck.

The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.

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Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: The I-864 affidavit of support is a contract between the financial sponsor and the government that the immigrant LPR will never be a public charge. Any program that is funded by federal tax payer dollars may have ramifications in your future attempt to naturalize.

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