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When Mom (70+) in India gets her GreenCard, she eligible for medicare/medicaid/etc ?

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  • When Mom (70+) in India gets her GreenCard, she eligible for medicare/medicaid/etc ?

    When my Mom (70+ years) who is currently on Indian passport in India gets her US Greencard, will she become eligible for medicare/medicaid/etc when she visits US?

    Thanks

  • #2
    No She will not be eligible for medicare or medicaid. Please look at the New immigrant insurance section at,
    https://www.insubuy.com/new-immigran...lth-insurance/
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    • #3
      I think there is some confusion...Your link refers to visitors visa.
      A person who has greencard will not get covered by medicare, medicaid, etc ?
      sure?

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      • #4
        There is no confusion. Please read overview for new immigrant insurance eligibility,
        https://www.insubuy.com/new-immigran...surance-plans/
        Thanks & Regards
        Insubuy
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        • #5
          OK. Thanks. Got it.
          Any advantage then of applying for Green card for my mom who is 70+ old ? She can continue to visit US on Visitor visa.

          Any pros/cons of applying for Green card v/s continuing to visit on visitor visa?

          Thanks

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          • #6
            Originally posted by KC_2014 View Post
            When my Mom (70+ years) who is currently on Indian passport in India gets her US Greencard, will she become eligible for medicare/medicaid/etc when she visits US?

            Thanks
            She cannot qualify for Medicare until she has been a permanent resident for 5 years, and even then, if neither she nor her spouse has paid Medicare taxes for 10 years, she would have to pay a premium for Medicare Part A, whereas for people who have paid the Medicare tax, Part A is free.

            She also cannot qualify for Medicaid in most states until she has been a permanent resident for 5 years. In California and New York, she can get a state-funded equivalent of Medicaid in that state even before she has been a permanent resident for 5 years, if she meets the low income and all the other requirements. Note that the sponsor of the I-864 could theoretically be liable for reimbursement of Medicaid expenses incurred while she is a permanent resident (no matter how many years she has been a permanent resident).

            Also, a green card is not for "visiting". She must maintain residence in the US.

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            • #7
              "Also, a green card is not for "visiting". She must maintain residence in the US."

              that is so true and was polite


              I would say....... A green Card is not an open ticket to U.S






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              • #8
                Getting a green card would get her one benefit: Ability to stay in the US permanently and do whatever work a person would like to do.

                If that is not what you want, then don't apply for greencard. Let her visit on visitor visa and get visitors insurance at https://www.insubuy.com/visitors-insurance/

                If you think by getting her green card, she will get some government benefits, that is not going to happen.
                Thanks & Regards
                Narendra Khatri



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