UPDATE (8/24/2020): On August 12, 2020, a U.S. Court narrowed its decision to temporarily stop implementation of the final public charge rule. This injunction to the rule applies only to New York, Connecticut and Vermont. The Department of Homeland Security has resumed implementation of the Final Rule in California as being in effect since February 24, 2020.
The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has shared a list of legal providers across the state that may help individuals determine whether the public charge rule applies to individuals and their family members. This resource can be accessed here https://www.cdss.ca.gov/benefits-services/more-services/immigration-services/immigration-services-contractors/public-charge-contact-list.
Another resource made available by policy advocates is an online and text-based tool for individuals to determine whether the public charge rule applies. It can be accessed here https://www.keepyourbenefitsca.org/en or by texting the word “benefits” (for English) , “libre” (for Spanish), “福利” (Chinese) or “lợiích” (Vietnamese) to 650-376-8006.
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