Does accessing unemployment benefits by GC holder impact Citizenship application?

Microsoft zuTd18
Jun 4 11 Comments

I was recently layed off and I was suggested to apply for unemployment benefits. I have a GC, would accessing unemployment benefits impact my citizenship application?

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  • Symantec NewCitizen
    No. Personal experience
    Jun 4 5
    • Amazon emon
      Was that Before Trump or After Trump?
      Jun 4
    • Symantec NewCitizen
      Does this matter?
      Jun 4
    • Amazon emon
      Yeah, USCIS has significantly stepped up enforcement of that clause under Trump.
      Jun 4
    • Microsoft hgjfogfci
      Then wait until Trump is gone, and then apply for citizenship.
      Jun 5
    • Symantec NewCitizen
      It was after Trump ( eligible since 2014.)
      Jun 5
  • Uber / Eng oOBb03
    Listen to google, not google engineers: https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/receiving-public-benefits-travel-potential-inadmissibility-green-card-holder.html

    And ask a lawyer for legal advice too.

    e.g.: "Immigration officials are also supposed to ignore the receipt of certain types of benefits, such as most non-cash benefits, unemployment, and health benefits (unless the health benefits involve long-term residence in a nursing home or mental institution), when making a public charge decision."

    By the way, benefits you pay into (such as social security, unemployment, medicare/health) are insurance programs you paid for, not net costs on society. That's why they are generally not considered public charge issues.
    Jun 4 0
  • Dell atxdell
    No, you and your employer are paying for it not the government.
    Jun 7 0
  • No
    Jun 4 0
  • eBay akpman
    Unemployment and expanded Medicaid are not subject to "means" test. They will not be used against the beneficiary in the future.
    Jun 4 0
  • Google / Eng modi_56
    I believe only citizens have access to it?
    Jun 4 0

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