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UPDATE: CHHS Public Charge Guide

On July 29, 2020, a federal court stopped the implementation of new federal public charge policy in three states (Connecticut, New York, and Vermont) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy may be applied in California, although the federal government has not released additional guidance and this may change.

Please visit the US Citizenship & Immigration Services website for updated information. For questions regarding this ruling and the public charge rule, a list of nonprofit organizations qualified to provide assistance to individuals is available on the California Department of Social Services website.

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