In August, the Trump Administration released the final Public Charge rule (language found HERE), which becomes effective on October 15, 2019.
With this change, the Trump Administration is changing the definition of public charge from a person dependent on the government for financial and material support to a person who uses or receives one or more specified public benefits for at least 12 months in a 36 month period.
The public charge test is highly subjective and does not apply to all immigrants. RCHC encourages our member health centers to understand this rule, who it impacts, and how to talk to your patients about it.
On October 11, 2019, a judge temporarily blocked the implementation of the Public Charge rule. Click here to read more.
Health Center-Specific Resources
Santo Rosa Community Health FAQ
California Department of Social Services Public Charge Contact List
California Health and Human Services Agency Public Charge Guide
CPCA Public Charge Resources
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Protecting Immigrant Families
National Immigrant Law Center
California Immigrant Policy Center
Upcoming Regional Events and Trainings
October 1, 9:30 am -12 pm
1428 Spring Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
October 5, 11 am-12 pm
Santa Rosa Community Health, Lombardi Clinic
Santa Rosa, CA