Public benefits - SNAP, cash assistance, Medicaid, WIC, Section 8
VIEW/PRINT a sample verification form - “Budget Sheet”- from the CT Department of Social Services that you must include in your application to be considered for a fee waiver. Please bring it to your appointment.
I can understand and speak English fluently but I can't read or write in English. Am I eligible for the English Language Waiver?
You are exempt from the English Language requirement, if you are:
Age 50 or older and have lived as a legal permanent resident (green card holder) in the U.S. for 20 years.
Age 55 or older and have lived as a legal permanent resident in the U.S. for 15 years.
NOTE: You are still required to take the Civics Test in your language.
If I was arrested, can I still apply for U.S. Citizenship?
Possibly. Please consult with an Immigartion Attorney or BIA Accredited Representative prior to submitting your application. Bring copies of all arrest court dispositions/records to your appointment.
VIEW/PRINT brochure on accessing criminal records in CT.
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On Becoming American
Hear stories from immigrants about what it means to them to become U.S. citizens and how they have worked to achieve their citizenship goals through the many services available at Hartford Public Library. To hear other stories, click here.