News U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule regarding “public charge”

  • Executive Office of Health and Human Services
  • Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Public Health
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has recently released a notice indicating its intent to change the way it evaluates whether an individual is considered a “public charge.” This rule is NOT in effect at this time and does NOT affect your eligibility for benefits.

Read more on the Executive Office of Health and Human Services page

Executive Office of Health and Human Services 

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services is the largest secretariat in state government and is comprised of 12 agencies, in addition to 2 soldiers’ homes and the MassHealth program. Our efforts are focused on the health, resilience, and independence of the one in four residents of the Commonwealth we serve. Our public health programs touch every community in the Commonwealth.

Massachusetts Department of Mental Health 

The Department of Mental Health, as the State Mental Health Authority, assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages; enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities.

Department of Public Health 

DPH promotes the health and well-being of all residents by ensuring access to high-quality public health and healthcare services, and by focusing on prevention, wellness and health equity in all people.