Public benefits and assistance

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American families with low income can get help from the government with their expenses. This help is called welfare, or public benefits. Refugees coming to the USA also qualify for public benefits when they first arrive.

American families with low income can get help from the government with their expenses. This help is called welfare, or public benefits. Refugees coming to the USA also qualify for public benefits when they first arrive.

1. Public benefits for everyone

1. Public benefits for everyone

ການຊ່ວຍເຫຼືອຊົ່ວຄາວສໍາລັບຄອບຄົວທີ່ຂັດສົນ (TANF)

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

TANF helps low-income families in the USA. This program provides some cash to help families who meet the program requirements. ທ່ານຈະຕ້ອງໄດ້ນໍາໃຊ້ເງິນຈາກ TANF ສໍາລັບຄວາມຕ້ອງການພື້ນຖານຂອງຄອບຄົວຂອງທ່ານ. ໂຄງການດັ່ງກ່າວຍັງຈະຊ່ວຍໃຫ້ການກະກຽມປະຊາຊົນສໍາລັບການເຮັດວຽກແລະຄອບຄົວຮັບຜິດຊອບ. ໃນບາງປະເທດ, you are required to work as a volunteer to receive TANF. ຍື່ນຄໍາຮ້ອງຂໍສໍາລັບການ TANF, contact the TANF office in your state.

TANF helps low-income families in the USA. This program provides some cash to help families who meet the program requirements. You will need to use the money from TANF for the basic needs of your family. The program also helps to prepare people for work and family responsibilities. In some states, you are required to work as a volunteer to receive TANF. To apply for TANF, contact the TANF office in your state.

ລາຍຄວາມປອດໄພເພີ່ມເຕີມ (SSI)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

ລາຍຄວາມປອດໄພເພີ່ມເຕີມ (SSI) ແມ່ນເພື່ອຊ່ວຍໃຫ້ຜູ້ໃຫຍ່ພິ, ເດັກນ້ອຍ, ແລະປະຊາຊົນ 65 ແລະອາຍຸທີ່ບໍ່ພິການຜູ້ທີ່ໄດ້ລາຍຮັບແລະຊັບພະຍາກອນຈໍາກັດ. All citizens get SSI and some non-citizens are eligible too. Learn about SSI for non-citizens.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is to help disabled adults, children, and people 65 and older without disabilities who have limited income and resources. All citizens get SSI and some non-citizens are eligible too. Learn about SSI for non-citizens.

ຫມາຍເຫດສໍາຄັນກ່ຽວກັບ SSI: ຊາວອົບພະຍົບບາງຄົນແລະພົນລະເມືອງທີ່ບໍ່ແມ່ນອື່ນ ໆ ທີ່ໄດ້ຮັບ SSI ຈະຢຸດເຊົາການໄດ້ຮັບມັນຫຼັງຈາກ 7 ປີ. ແຕ່ຖ້າຫາກວ່າທ່ານກາຍເປັນພົນລະເມືອງ, ທ່ານສາມາດສືບຕໍ່ໄດ້ຮັບ SSI ສໍາລັບເປັນທີ່ທ່ານຕ້ອງການ.

An important note about SSI: Some refugees and other non-citizens who get SSI will stop getting it after 7 years. But if you become a citizen, you can continue to receive SSI for as long as you need it.

ປະກັນສັງຄົມຄົນພິການປະກັນໄພ (SSDI) ເປັນຜົນປະໂຫຍດສໍາລັບປະຊາຊົນຜູ້ທີ່ບໍ່ສາມາດເຮັດວຽກເນື່ອງຈາກຄວາມພິການ. ທີ່ບໍ່ແມ່ນພົນລະເມືອງແລະພົນລະເມືອງສາມາດໄດ້ຮັບພຽງແຕ່ SSDI ຖ້າຫາກພວກເຂົາໄດ້ເຮັດວຽກແລະໄດ້ຮັບເຄຣດິດຈາກປະກັນສັງຄົມພຽງພໍ. ເຈົ້າ​ສາ​ມາດ find Social Security information in many languages.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a benefit for people who cannot work because of a disability. Non-citizens and citizens can get only SSDI if they have worked and earned enough Social Security credits. You can find Social Security information in many languages.

Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare and Medicaid

Medicaid ແມ່ນໂຄງການສະຫນອງການປິ່ນປົວສໍາລັບຄອບຄົວທີ່ມີລາຍໄດ້ຕ່ໍາ, ແມ່ຍິງຖືພາ, ແລະຜູ້ໃຫຍ່ຈໍານວນຫນຶ່ງໃນສະຫະລັດ. ໂຄງການນີ້ແມ່ນສໍາລັບທຸກຄົນມີລາຍໄດ້ຕໍ່າອາເມລິກາ. ລັດຈໍານວນຫຼາຍຍັງມີບັນດາໂຄງການທີ່ຈະສະຫນອງການຟຣີຫຼືໃນລາຄາຕໍ່າການດູແລທາງການແພດສໍາລັບເດັກນ້ອຍ. Learn more about Medicaid.

Medicaid is a program to provide healthcare for low-income families, pregnant women, and some adults in the US. This program is for all low-income Americans. Many states also have programs to provide free or low-cost medical care for children. Learn more about Medicaid.

Medicare ແມ່ນໂຄງການສະຫນອງການປິ່ນປົວສໍາລັບທະນາຍຄວາມລຸ່ນ (ບຸກຄົນໃນໄລຍະ 65 ປີອາຍຸ). ໂຄງການນີ້ຍັງໄດ້ສະຫນອງການປະກັນໄພສໍາລັບປະຊາຊົນທີ່ມີຄວາມພິ. ຮຽນຮູ້ເພີ່ມເຕີມກ່ຽວກັບ Medicare.

Medicare is a program to provide healthcare for seniors (individuals over 65-years-old). This program also provides insurance for people with disabilities. Learn more about Medicare.

Going to the doctor in the USA can cost a lot of money. ນີ້ແມ່ນວ່າເປັນຫຍັງການປະກັນໄພສາມາດຊ່ວຍໃຫ້ທ່ານ. ເຖິງແມ່ນວ່າຖ້າຫາກວ່າທ່ານມີການປະກັນໄພ, ທ່ານຍັງອາດຈະຕ້ອງໄດ້ຈ່າຍເງິນຈໍານວນຫນຶ່ງເພື່ອເຂົ້າໄປເບິ່ງທ່ານຫມໍ.

Going to the doctor in the USA can cost a lot of money. This is why insurance can help you. Even if you have insurance, you might still have to pay some money to see a doctor.

What about public charge? If I get TANF or SSI, will that stop me from getting a green card or becoming a citizen?

What about public charge? If I get TANF or SSI, will that stop me from getting a green card or becoming a citizen?

Public chargemeans someone who uses public benefits for a long time. The US Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) says that someone who is likely to be a public charge cannot become a permanent resident (green card holder). USCIS says that people who receive SSI, TANF, Medicaid or cash assistance from their state may not be allowed to become permanent residents. Other benefits, such as school lunches and children’s health insurance, do not count. Please read about the new public charge rule to be informed about the risks of being considered a public charge.

“Public charge” means someone who uses public benefits for a long time. The US Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) says that someone who is likely to be a public charge cannot become a permanent resident (green card holder). USCIS says that people who receive SSI, TANF, Medicaid or cash assistance from their state may not be allowed to become permanent residents. Other benefits, such as school lunches and children’s health insurance, do not count. Please read about the new public charge rule to be informed about the risks of being considered a public charge.

2. Public benefits for refugees

2. Public benefits for refugees

ຜົນປະໂຫຍດສາທາລະນະສາມາດຂອງເຊື້ອຕະກຸນ. ທ່ານຕ້ອງເຮັດສໍາເລັດຫຼາຍຂອງເອກະສານເພື່ອໃຫ້ໄດ້ຮັບຜົນປະໂຫຍດສາທາລະນະ. The goal of public benefits for refugees is to provide for your basic needs until you are able to find a job. ຢູ່ອາເມລິກາ, ທ່ານພຽງແຕ່ສາມາດໄດ້ຮັບຜົນປະໂຫຍດສາທາລະນະສໍາລັບການຈໍານວນຫນຶ່ງຂອງທີ່ໃຊ້ເວລາ. ນີ້ຫມາຍຄວາມວ່າເມື່ອທ່ານເລີ່ມຕົ້ນການເຮັດວຽກແລະໄດ້ຮັບລາຍໄດ້ສໍາລັບຄອບຄົວຂອງທ່ານ, ທ່ານຈະຢຸດເຊົາການໄດ້ຮັບຜົນປະໂຫຍດສາທາລະນະ.

Public benefits can be confusing. You must complete a lot of paperwork to get public benefits. The goal of public benefits for refugees is to provide for your basic needs until you are able to find a job. In the USA, you can only receive public benefits for a certain amount of time. This means once you start working and earning an income for your family, you will stop getting public benefits.

ຊາວອົບພະຍົບບາງຄົນມີຄວາມຢ້ານກົວທີ່ຈະສູນເສຍຜົນປະໂຫຍດຂອງເຂົາເຈົ້າ. ແຕ່ຊາວອົບພະຍົບສ່ວນໃຫຍ່ເວົ້າວ່າພວກເຂົາເຈົ້າມີຄວາມຮູ້ສຶກພູມໃຈທີ່ສຸດເມື່ອພວກເຂົາເຈົ້າມີວຽກເຮັດງານທໍາທີ່ດີແລະສາມາດໃຊ້ເວລາດູແລຂອງຕົນເອງແລະຄອບຄົວຂອງເຂົາເຈົ້າ.

Some refugees are afraid to lose their benefits. But most refugees say they feel very proud once they have a good job and can take care of themselves and their families.

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