My mom (over 65) is living with me on Green card since last 2 years and I take care of all her expenses including medicines.
I kind of remember filling out some standard document from USCIS asking - I would be responsible for room, food and other living expenses while sponsoring her visa and applying for get green card.
Currently I got a hospital document asking to sign "I am neither responsible nor able to pay for any hospital or other medical expenses for her" due to current hospital lab work done for my mom. I had paid few of them in past but we have to keep doing this lab work every 3 months or so.
I had verified from local government office in NJ and they confirmed she won't get any help in getting health insurance from government until she completes her stay in USA for 5 years. I had tried obama care and its way costly asking us to pay approx $650/month form only 60% of coverage and $1200/month for 90% coverage. And we still liable for the copay which can be in $$$$ if she might have any emergency.
Based on your Affidavit you quote in your other question, you've committed to suporting her so she can get her citizenship in the US, so it seems that declining her support now would jeopardize that citizenship.
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I concur with the recommendation of my distinguished colleague. By doing what you are suggesting, you put her immigration status at risk. Do not do it. You need to retain an immigration attorney to handle all immigration proceedings. This prevents errors that can sometimes prove costly and may even be irreversible. Use AVVO's Find a Lawyer tool to select a qualified attorney. Good luck.
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In order for your Mom to get her resident card, you did sign an agreement with the US Government that you would support your mom, so she would not become a public charge. If she does become a U.S. citizen, you will no longer have this obligation.
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