Questions & Answers About Public Charge and Who is Affected

This fact sheet is meant to provide context about recent legislative changes to the public charge rule and how it affects receipt of public benefits.

Information for this fact sheet comes from the Protecting Immigrant Families campaign, a partnership of the National Immigration Law Center and CLASP (The Center for Law and Social Policy) that is committed to lifting up immigrant voices and advocating for humane immigration policies. For more details about the public charge test, immigrant rights, and data on who is affected, visit www.protectingimmigrantfamilies.org.

This fact sheet is also available in Spanish and Chinese.