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Financial Aid For Asylees?

Discussion in 'Political Asylum in USA' started by denver3883, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. denver3883

    denver3883 Registered Users (C)

    My asylum case has been recently approved. I heard that there are certain benefits that come with it. One of them is financial aid. It might as well be a rumor, but i thought i'd ask. I heard that as an asylee i would be eligible for $400/week. Please, let me know, i can definitely use some extra money.
  2. GCman2005

    GCman2005 Banned

    I think it is in case you have children but in case you 're in need , you can get food stamp. it might not be good for green card application if you use for a long time food stamp....for financial aid for studies it is ok.
  3. thankful

    thankful Registered Users (C)

    review this link: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/benefits/cma.htm

    You will be entitled to financial aid described above for no more than 8 months (as measured from the date of your asylum grant).

    Your asylum status will also entitle you to food stamps etc for seven years from the date of the asylum grant.

    Let me know if you have more questions.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 25, 2008
  4. denver3883

    denver3883 Registered Users (C)

    thanks for the answer. is that true that receiving food stamps might somehow jeopardize my chances of getting GC in a year, as the previous post suggests?
  5. thankful

    thankful Registered Users (C)

    It will not impact your green card application at all if you are applying for a GC on the basis of asylum approval.
  6. Raziel

    Raziel Registered Users (C)

    Please pals... more information...:confused:

    more web links

    what about the medical insurance qualifications??? I heard some were denied... why?

    are there any links?
  7. koteya

    koteya Registered Users (C)

    no way you will get Medi-cal from your county
  8. Raziel

    Raziel Registered Users (C)

    I know a lot of asylee got Medi-cal "Medicaid", I live in idianapolis...

    80% of asylee that I know have Medi-cal ... I'm asking how not to be from the other 20%

    some were denied Medicaid because they presented bank statements that they spend 700 $ "I think" per month.

    I really need to know how the system work, I don't have a penny left with me :-( and my asylum interview is in 2 weeks, I need to know what to do after the approval "if I was approved"

  9. varayoc

    varayoc Registered Users (C)

    Maybe getting a Job will be agood place to start....
  10. Raziel

    Raziel Registered Users (C)

    you are so right... I was a pharmacist in my country and had great life before my threats... then I lost everything... anyway I will try to build myself up from zero again but I thought I can use some assistance like medicaid or any other assistant at least in the first 2 months only till I find a job.
    now I don't have work authorization because I'm not an asylee yet
    My interview is in 2 weeks and I just wanted to get ready.
    a family has agreed thankfully to host me since my entry to USA but till when?

    I only wanted to know what assistance that I can get after approval
    medical, some type of an appartment... few dollars.

    if there is any web links too I will be grateful... just for the "critical" first 2 months not the rest of my life, even in the form of a loan!!
  11. koteya

    koteya Registered Users (C)

    Have your final approvel and apply, with no more $2000 in your bank account.
  12. Raziel

    Raziel Registered Users (C)

    Thank you for this advice... but is this a general rule?

    I know a family of 1 mother and 2 daughters they have only 1 thousand in bank but the medicaid application was declined for the mother "50 years old" and 1 sister "22 years old" while only the 15 years old daughter got medicaid.

    she was told if she have 199 $ in bank she would be approved !!!

    Is there any rules in this matter? any web links so that I can read the rules?
    what about lodging? will I get assistance on this?

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