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New Rule Expands Benefits Considered Under Public Charge


Although the Public Charge rule was implemented on Monday, February 24, 2020, we are committed to educating our immigrant communities to ensure they continue to receive the benefits they are eligible for in our County. The new rule expands the benefits considered under the public charge test that could affect immigrant residents’ applications for Legal Permanent Residency or visas to enter the U.S. We urge clients to get information on whether they will be affected before foregoing important benefits. Residents or clients can call 650-363-1800 or visit to learn more. San Mateo County Legal Aid is sharing updated information at in Spanish, Chinese and English, and a texting tool available in Spanish (libre), English (benefits), Vietnamese (lợiích) and Chinese (福利): 650-376-8006.