A. The last guideline goes into impact on Oct. 15, 2019, and certainly will simply be placed on applications and petitions postmarked (or, if relevant, presented electronically) on or after Oct. 15, 2019. Applications and petitions postmarked (or, if relevant, submitted electronically) before Oct. 15, 2019, should be adjudicated underneath the previous policy, the 1999 Interim Field Guidance. In addition, no matter whether the applying or petition had been filed prior to, on, or following the date that is effective DHS will likely not consider receipt of general general general public advantages excluded from consideration underneath the 1999 Interim Field Guidance (for instance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program SNAP and Medicaid) unless such advantages are gotten on or after Oct. 15, 2019.
For general public advantages that have been considered beneath the 1999 Interim Field Guidance (as an example, Supplemental protection Income SSI, General Assistance or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families TANF) or institutionalization for long-lasting care, DHS will look at the receipt of the advantages before Oct. 15, 2019 as being a factor that is negative the totality of this applicant’s circumstances but will maybe not give consideration to such receipt a heavily weighted negative element, no matter what the length of past receipt.
Q. So what does the rule change that is final?
A. The rule that is final the definitions for general general public cost and general general public advantages, and changes the conventional that DHS utilizes whenever determining whether an alien will probably develop into a “public cost” at any time soon and it is consequently inadmissible and ineligible for admission or modification of status.