Lancaster, PA asked in Immigration Law for Pennsylvania

Q: I want to use Medicare since my family have little money, will this affect my chances of getting a permanent green card?

I'm under type Immigrant Visa for a Spouse or Fiance of a US Citizen. I'm currently using my husband's company health insurance but it's very expensive. I want to switch to Medicare but will this affect my chances of receiving a permanent green card (I already hold a temporary green card that's going to be renewed on January 2021) Is this categorized as me receiving government benefit and become a burden to the US?

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

A: Yes. This may effect your ability to adjust status. It may also result in your financial sponsor being liable for your medical bills if incurred. The purpose of the I-864 is to insure that an immigrant is financially taken care of and will not depend on any tax payer benefits.

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