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freedom_fighter
12-15-2009, 01:32 PM
Hello,

I'd like to know can a dependent (not the prime applicant) on a pending 485 status, avail unemployment insurance, especially the extended benefits which are being given by Federal govt. to the states.

This is the latest from USCIS : Pls copy paste the entire link

http://www.uscis.gov/USCIS/New Structure/Press Releases/2009 Press Releases/Oct 2009/public_charge_fact_sheet.pdf

it says, that unemployment compensation is not public charge.

Does it even apply to both standard unemployment insurance and the extended benefits.

thanks

bbenhill
12-15-2009, 06:07 PM
The question is not about receiving it. I believe the problem is when uscis review ur application, are they going to approve ur gc when they know you are receiving public benefits.

for receiving it, i think everyone who has I485 can receive it when they apply it.




Hi,
I am a dependent and I have been receiving extended benefis. I do not have a green card.

nemadeni
01-20-2011, 09:50 AM
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nemadeni
01-20-2011, 10:02 AM
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LostInGCProcess
01-20-2011, 04:16 PM
Hello,

I'd like to know can a dependent (not the prime applicant) on a pending 485 status, avail unemployment insurance, especially the extended benefits which are being given by Federal govt. to the states.

This is the latest from USCIS : Pls copy paste the entire link

http://www.uscis.gov/USCIS/New Structure/Press Releases/2009 Press Releases/Oct 2009/public_charge_fact_sheet.pdf

it says, that unemployment compensation is not public charge.

Does it even apply to both standard unemployment insurance and the extended benefits.

thanks

Absolutely!!! A dependent who is laid off from work can avail the Unemployment benefit compensation.
The other thing is, the federal Unemployment benefit kicks in after the persons state (initial) UB runs out. Usually most state gives for 26 weeks. After that expires, the federal UB starts base on certain dates (you must fill with in certain dates etc...which I dont want to go into more details).

I have worked for the state and I know the process of unemployment benefit systems. Also, they store the A# in the system and is sent to USCIS for verification when the initial claim is filed.

Claiming unemployment is not a public charge, unless the employer filed for bankruptcy. In which case, the State picks the tab for the weekly benefit amount. Other wise its the employer who pays for the benefit Via the State.

I hope its clears your doubt.

willigetgc?
01-21-2011, 11:37 AM
Good info. Thanks.
added it to IV wiki too.

mchokshi
11-15-2014, 08:47 PM
It seems the wiki link is not working on the page. Can someone update it with the new link as follows:

Public Charge Fact Sheet | USCIS (http://www.uscis.gov/news/fact-sheets/public-charge-fact-sheet)