The long-awaited public charge final rule, titled “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” was published by the Department of Homeland Security on August 14. The rule greatly expands the list of benefits to be considered in an individual’s public charge determination and further establishes that receipt of any public benefits at any time may become relevant to the “totality of the circumstances” test by which a person’s status as a public charge will be measured.

A new blog post titled, “The New Public Charge Rule Targets Immigrant Receipt of Public Benefits” on the final rule was authored by Geiger Gibson RCHN CHF Research Collaborative colleagues, Alexander Somodevilla and Sara Rosenbaum.

The blog, including a chart that details the relevant provisions of the final rule in comparison to the 2018 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) is available via the GW Health Policy and Management Matters website here.