I have been resident since 1989. I have been on Medicaid since about 2005, now I want to apply for citizenship but I do not understand why Medicaid is a problem? Some people say it is a problem and other people say it is ok. I am confuse pleae help
Talk to a lawyer one-on-one if you are confused.
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US government wants that new immigrants pay for their own living expenses.
How did you get your green card? Who filled out the affidavit of support on your green card? That person may be responsible to refund the US government what you have gotten in Medicaid. I think that most LPRs are not eligible for Medicaid, but I could be wrong. If you lied and claimed that you are US citizen to get Medicaid, that's a huge problem.
You should seek assistance from an immigration attorney.
You really need to consult with an immigration attorney. It is a problem because for new immigrants to live off of government benefits in the US is a really big no-no. I agree with my colleagues.
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If you have been a legal resident since 1989 and you have worked and filed your taxes since then, you may have already earned the privilege of collecting public benefits. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney.
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