DHS Public Charge Informational Flyers (translations)

May 11, 2020 10:01 AM | Anonymous

from the Minnesota Department of Human Services:

During these difficult and uncertain times, it’s important for people to have reliable information about public assistance programs. Immigrant communities have a particular need for guidance due to fear and confusion over the federal “public charge rule.” 


Earlier this year, DHS distributed an informational flyer about the public charge rule which provides contacts for free and confidential legal advice. We’ve recently translated the flyer into HmongKarenSomali, and Spanish. Additional PDF versions of the flyers are attached.


I also want to remind you that U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a notice that testing, treatment, and preventive care related to COVID-19 will not be included in public charge determinations.

DHS Public Charge Flyer (English).pdf

DHS Public Charge Flyer (Hmong).pdf

DHS Public Charge Flyer (Karen).pdf

DHS Public Charge Flyer (Somali).pdf

DHS Public Charge Flyer (Spanish).pdf


Everyone’s situation is different, and we want you to have the best information for you and your family.

In immigration law, “public charge” describes certain immigrants who use certain government programs. You may have heard that public charge rules can affect your immigration status if you use programs like Medical Assistance (MA), SNAP or the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP). If you want to know if these rules apply to you, talk to a lawyer.

For free and confidential legal advice in English, Spanish, Somali and other languages, call:

Mid-Minnesota Southern Minnesota Legal Aid: Regional Legal Services:

800-292-4150 888-575-2954


Public charge does not change eligibility for government programs.

Public charge does not apply to all immigrants.

Public charge does Public charge does not not apply to all apply to U.S. citizens.

government programs.

This information is not legal advice. Talk to a lawyer if you have questions or concerns.

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