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

Тимчасова допомога нужденним сім'ям (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. Вам потрібно буде використовувати гроші від TANF для основних потреб вашої родини. Програма також допоможе підготувати людей для роботи та сімейні обов'язки. В деяких державах, you are required to work as a volunteer to receive TANF. Щоб застосувати для 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.

Додаткового соціального доходу (SSI)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Додаткового соціального доходу (SSI) щоб допомогти неповносправних дорослих, діти, і люди 65 та старші без інвалідності, які мають обмежений дохід та ресурси. 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.

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

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.

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. Ти можеш 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 це програма для надання медичної допомоги для малозабезпечених сімей, Вагітні жінки, і деякі дорослі в США. Програма призначена для всіх американців з низькими доходами. Багато держав також є програми, надавати безкоштовні або недорогі медичної допомоги для дітей. 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 є програмою для надання медичної допомоги для людей похилого віку (фізичних осіб за 65-річний). Ця програма також надає страхування для людей з обмеженими можливостями. Learn more about 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. Саме тому страхування може допомогти вам. Навіть якщо у вас є страхування, Ви могли б до цих пір платити гроші, щоб звернутися до лікаря.

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

Громадські блага може призвести до плутанини. Ви повинні заповнити багато документів для отримання громадські блага. The goal of public benefits for refugees is to provide for your basic needs until you are able to find a job. В США, Ви можете тільки отримувати громадські блага протягом певного проміжку часу. Це означає, що як тільки ви починаєте працювати і заробляти дохід для вашої родини, Ви будете припинити отримання громадські блага.

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.

Деякі біженців бояться втратити свої переваги. Але більшість біженців сказати, що вони відчувають себе дуже гордий, як тільки вони мають хорошу роботу і можемо подбати про себе і своєї сім'ї.

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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