- Mar 12, 2013
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I would say no.Hi SDN, I hope you are doing well.
I am currently torn on my disadvantaged status. I believe I am disadvantaged but just wanted to gather some input.
My background is as follows:
-While my parents both had Bachelor's degrees, they worked manual labor jobs throughout my childhood.
-For many years, we were on immigrant visas (legally residing), but we didn't qualify for any government-assisted programs such as Medicaid, as these programs required the permanent resident status or above.
-Without government assistance and being low-income, my family was uninsured for the most part of my life. I think I only ever got a check-up once or twice, only because the school required me to.
-I had to transfer schools several times as my parents relocated for jobs, and my secondary education was disrupted many times.
-I had to work during high school and college to support my family and help pay their debt.
I don't think my geographic area was underserved (it was urban), but because of my background, I just didn't have access to healthcare. Based on all of this, would I be considered disadvantaged?
Another concern is that I applied first-cycle and did not check off the disadvantaged status... I was told by a friend that since I was an ORM applicant coming from an urban area, I shouldn't risk coming off as entitled.
Please let me know what you think. Thank you so much for your time!
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