Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Mississippi Public Benefits Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Public Benefits for Mississippi on
Q: If my medical bills were paid for by the hamilton county indigent program in TN will that be a public charge?

I recently got married in March and I'm applying for a green card. I gave birth to my daughter on July 19, 2019, in Chattanooga and the hamilton county indigent program paid for my delivery. I got approved for the indigent rate at Erlanger for 6 months because of the program ( I only used it... Read more »

Robert Roy Klein
Robert Roy Klein answered on May 13, 2020

Only federally funded Medicaid programs are considered as public benefits. If this program was local, there should be no problem. USCIS also makes exceptions for women who receive federally funded Medicaid when they're pregnant. Finally, you're only considered a public charge if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Mississippi on
Q: How do I appeal a court case?

The judge did not even let me explain my side of the story. He automatically sided with the plaintiff without going over any evidence that I brought to court to present to him. I feel like I was discriminated against, but I have no idea why.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 27, 2019

A starting point could be to contact an attorney in Mississippi for a brief consultation to review the decision and the grounds for appeal. As a general matter, keep in mind that the period in which to file appeals is generally short (in the order of days with many matters). Also keep in mind that... Read more »

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.