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New Public Charge Rules go into effect today.

New Public Charge Rules go into effect today. Public Charge may impact those working towards becoming US Citizens - although there are very few programs (like Cash Assistance) that are impacted by Public Charge Rules. However, fear and misunderstanding of Public Charge can cause those who need help to forgo the help they need.

The US Department of Homeland Security has released updated information to help clarify Public Charge.

Public charge resources:

Policy manual:

Don't forget that services offered by our statewide network are not those that count towards Public Charge! If you know someone in need, have them call 2-1-1 to get connected to our network or other incredible agencies that help others!