My husband and I have green card for almost 10 years. Since March 2018, we don't have health insurance because my husband left his job and didn't apply health insurance from the marketplace. We are going to apply health insurance during open enrollment period. Also, we both are in the job search right now. My question is if I apply citizenship during this period, would our situation(not having health insurance and job) jeopardize our process?
If a taxpayer does not have health insurance, the taxpayer may face a financial penalty (that is calculated when the federal income tax return is prepared). Tax year 2017 is supposed to be the last tax year when the financial penalty will be imposed for not having health insurance.
If you have filed proper federal income tax returns and paid whatever penalties you are supposed to pay for not having health insurance, your lack of health insurance should not have any adverse effect on your naturalization.
You can review the specific facts with your attorney to find out your legal options.
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