IMPORTANT UPDATE: On March 9, 2021, the Biden administration dropped its defense of the Trump public charge rule, bringing an end to the Trump’s Administration public charge rule. The long-standing 1999 “field guidance” (the policy that was in place before the 2019 Rule) will apply effective immediately. This means that only cash assistance for income maintenance or long term care on the governments expense will count towards public charge.
Thus health care programs, including Medicaid and COVID care, housing assistance, food programs, and many other vital services are once again safe to use. See below for additional resources.
NOTE: THIS WEBPAGE DOES NOT CONTAIN LEGAL ADVICE
For questions, please contact Liz Oseguera, Associate Director of Policy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 440-8170.
The PIF Coalition has developed a document tracking all litigation efforts on Public Charge, "Public Charge Litigation Tracker."