Immigrants in the U.S. & Public Benefits
Many immigrants living in the United States are hesitant to use public benefits because they fear it will affect their immigration status. A lot of that fear comes from a rule known as public charge.
Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County is working to ensure the community is well informed about public charge so that families access the public benefits they need to stay healthy. We know that you may be worried — but the more we know about our rights, the stronger and healthier we are. Use this time to educate yourself about what this rule is, and how it may affect your community.
Please check back later for more resources.
Still not sure if the Public Charge Rule will apply to your case?
Use the guide at keepyourbenefits.org:
You can also call our hotline for more information or a referral:
If you are in LA County, you can also call the Office of Immigrant Affairs for a referral to an immigration attorney: