Here are some important facts from the County of San Mateo about changes to public charge. The changes won’t happen until October 15th, so please continue to access services to meet your food, health care and housing needs. With the changes, most people will NOT be affected. A few people seeking a change to their immigration status might be. Free legal assistance is available to you. Don’t be afraid to contact the County with concerns. Call (650) 363-1800 or visit SMCPublicCharge.org.