Immigrant Eligibility for Public Benefits Chart

The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and Empire Justice Center collaborated to create a resource for service providers supporting noncitizens in accessing public benefits. Public Charge and Immigrant Eligibility for Public Benefits is a chart that maps out noncitizen eligibility for a number of federal and New York State benefits, and which of those could potentially have public charge implications. This resource builds upon and updates the information in prior Empire Justice tools regarding non-citizen access to benefits, and overlays implications of the new Department of Homeland Security regulation defining public charge inadmissibility.

Download the chart here. Click here to access a video recording of our training on the benefits chart.