Will claiming unemployment benefits hurt my chances of becoming a U.S. citizen now that my application is in progress?

I am a single mom who’s been recently been laid off and have been claiming

unemployment benefits and have been taking a couple training classes that have been funded by the state.

Asked on September 25, 2018 under Immigration Law, Minnesota

Answers:

SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unemployment benefits are ok because those are things you have paid into by virtue of having been employed in valid status.  THere should not be any negative impact from this on your future application for naturalization.  If you want to discuss this further, feel free to contact me directly .


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