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Author Topic: ADAP AND IMMIGRATION PROCESS  (Read 2850 times)

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Offline kitty1

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ADAP AND IMMIGRATION PROCESS
« on: October 23, 2007, 01:33:47 PM »
I am not sure if i am posting in the right forum.  I am going through my immigration process and will be attending my permanent resident interview in a few weeks but ofcourse since i am positive i will be requored to file an hiv waiver.  My question if you are wondering is, I have private health insurance and i am planning on applying for DAP so they could take care of my co-pay.  Will it be considered a public charge even when i do have private health, dental and life insurance? Or should i wait and apply for it after i get the waiver approved?.

Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: ADAP AND IMMIGRATION PROCESS
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007, 06:03:40 PM »
Hey Kitty,

I guess it depends upon the state where you are living but, the ADAP program is an assistance program for people who can not afford their medications and since you already have private health insurance, I do not know if they would be able to assist you.

Since Medicare Part D was enacted, I have had two occasions where my local pharmacy pointed out that I could not take $3000.00 out of the pharmacy without payment.  This is after 10 years of being on HIV meds in the country where I was born and lived my entire life.  On one of those occcasions, I called the pharmacy provider, put the phone on speaker and waited on hold for almost three hours for a Customer Service staff member from the pharmacy provider to answer my call.  The medications in question were already on their formulary.  The following day, I placed a call to the Chief of ADAP, California in Sacramento as we were both Commissioners on the Sonoma County Commission on AIDS.

There are some other threads on this issue in which several others have posted, they being more experienced at this, I hope theycan help more than I can.  Have the best day
Michael

Offline DanKenny

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Re: ADAP AND IMMIGRATION PROCESS
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2007, 10:25:22 PM »
Kitty,

It is uncertain if immigration would ever have access to yourADAP use. But given that you appear so close to an interview, I wouldn't advice that you take on ADAP.  If they found out, it would raise questions about your ability to support yourself and and not become a public charge. So please stay off ADAP for now....

rgds, DK
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Offline Robert

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Re: ADAP AND IMMIGRATION PROCESS
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2007, 12:23:22 AM »
Make it perfectly clear to them that you have private insurance and that you will never, ever, apply for any government assistance of any kind.  If they even have an inkling that you plan to apply for ADAP, they will deny your application in no time flat and not think twice about it.

robert
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Offline LACboi

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Re: ADAP AND IMMIGRATION PROCESS
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2007, 03:33:05 AM »
Hey Kitty, I'm not really sure but I think you have to be a perm resident before they will even allow you to get ADAP, but like I said I'm not sure on this matter.

Take care

jeremy...

Offline DanKenny

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Re: ADAP AND IMMIGRATION PROCESS
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2007, 03:29:49 PM »
Hey Kitty, I'm not really sure but I think you have to be a perm resident before they will even allow you to get ADAP, but like I said I'm not sure on this matter.

Take care

jeremy...


in some states yes, perm status is required, but others don't.  Regardless of eligibility, it would be prudent to wait until the green card is in hand before attempting receipt of any form of government assistance.
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Offline azprince

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Re: ADAP AND IMMIGRATION PROCESS
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2010, 09:50:46 PM »
Do immigration officers have access to ADAP?
I have to admit : the good thing is that from now on;  I have no option but to succeed , still its ok to worry :))

Offline Sera

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Re: ADAP AND IMMIGRATION PROCESS
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2010, 12:13:37 AM »
Hi Kitty,

I just wanted to add my two cents on the issue. From what i know, during the interview, what the immigration officers want to see is documentation to prove you have insurance. So if you have a private health insurance card, it should  be enough. They have no way of determining whether its paid for by Adap. But then again, if you are nervous - probably you should wait.

Good luck with the interview.

Sera.


Offline alejandroglz

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Re: ADAP AND IMMIGRATION PROCESS
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2010, 12:36:15 AM »
Why u need a HIV waiver? Don't the HIV travel ban is gone? Did u check with a lawyer about that?
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Offline azprince

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Re: ADAP AND IMMIGRATION PROCESS
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2010, 09:38:08 AM »
I think the problem is not with denial based on status but denial based on the fear that the perso will be on public charge ....even if you have permenant legal status the concern is when you apply for citizenship that by disclosing that you are on ADAP the officer could deny you the right to citizenship even if you have a perfect file , reasons could range from fear that you will be a burden on the system or arguing such as in few cases that there are doubts about the moral integrirty of the person  :-X
Of course both cases make no sense since if you are a resident you are already entitled to ADAP regardless
I have to admit : the good thing is that from now on;  I have no option but to succeed , still its ok to worry :))

Offline alejandroglz

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Re: ADAP AND IMMIGRATION PROCESS
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2010, 11:24:15 PM »
Actually if u are a permanent residen in America and go thru citizenship is not going to affect you if you are on adap or any other federal aid program. I had the same question when I was on my citizenship prosses.

but anyhow, always is better to consult ur immigration lawyer

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Offline Ann

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Re: ADAP AND IMMIGRATION PROCESS
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2010, 10:07:57 AM »
Why u need a HIV waiver? Don't the HIV travel ban is gone? Did u check with a lawyer about that?

This thread is over two years old. Azprince decided to dig it up to ask a related question.

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Offline Sera

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Re: ADAP AND IMMIGRATION PROCESS
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2010, 10:57:03 AM »
Hi Ann - now I know my mind is playing tricks on me. Can't believe I missed the date of the post - how crazy  is that? Oh well....
Thanks for noticing.

Offline azprince

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Re: ADAP AND IMMIGRATION PROCESS
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2010, 05:50:16 PM »
This thread is over two years old. Azprince decided to dig it up to ask a related question.


I am a digger, everthing is new for me ...I am behind  ;D
I have to admit : the good thing is that from now on;  I have no option but to succeed , still its ok to worry :))

 


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