February 18, 2022

Food Assistance Participants Do Not Have to Worry About Public Charge

Applying for or getting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) benefits — also called Food Assistance in Florida — does not make an immigrant a public charge, nor does it hurt an immigrant's chances to become a citizen or get a visa or green card in the future. This should come as good news for Floridians who are nervous about applying for SNAP for themselves or their children because of their immigration status.

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