Specialized Resources for Advocates and Service Providers

This page includes additional resources created by the PIF campaign and our allies.  These resources have been reviewed and vetted by PIF staff. As you develop your own materials to meet your community’s needs, we encourage you to take inspiration from these great examples.

Screening Tool

Created by our partners with PIF California, we encourage you to share this helpful screening tool with immigrant communities. This tool was developed by benefits experts and immigration lawyers to help communities understand if there is a public charge test for their immigration plans or status.

  • Go to keepyourbenefitsCA.org (English)
  • Go to TusBeneficiosPublicos.org (Spanish).
  • You can also access by text at 650-376-8006.
    • Text ‘benefits’ for English
    • Text ‘libre’ for Spanish
    • Text ‘福利’ for Chinese
    • Text ‘lợiích’ for Vietnamese

Resources by Issue Area

Immigration Status-Specific Resources

  • 5 Facts on Public Charge – Immigrant Legal Resource Center. Information for green card holders, undocumented immigrants and people applying to sponsor a family member. 

Resources for Community Engagement

  • Navigating Public Charge Best Practices in Community Based Organizations to Mitigate Harm for the Immigrant Community (See also, Executive Summary).
  • PIF Education Toolkit: A comprehensive collection of tools for community and partner education about public charge. This education packet includes template versions of PIF material that you can adapt to your audience and brand with your organization’s logo. Material addresses both public charge and COVID-19.
  • Train-the-Trainer Toolkit Request Form: Receive comprehensive resources to build a public charge program to train others to educate their communities about public charge.

Resources for Working with State/Local Agencies

Communications Resources

Additional Public Charge Resource Pages