The New ‘Public Charge’ Rule: Impact on Populations and Stakeholders

The New ‘Public Charge’ Rule: Impact on Populations and Stakeholders

Community Catalyst

Posted in: Advocacy & Public Policy
A proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on October 10, 2018, makes several significant changes to the criteria used to determine whether an individual is likely to become a public charge. First, it changes the definition of “public charge” from “an individual who is primarily dependent on public benefits” to an individual who “receives one or more public benefits.”