The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule went into effect on February 24, 2020, and anti-hunger and nutrition stakeholders have important roles to play in providing basic facts about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other public benefit programs and in providing referrals to reliable legal resources on public charge questions.

This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is designed to educate anti-hunger and nutrition stakeholders on the DHS public charge rule and how the rule intersects with the food security of immigrant families. This FAQ does not constitute legal advice or take the place of legal advice from an immigration attorney.