As fear around a new federal immigration rule continues to perplex some New York City immigrant families, the city will require the education department to send home fact sheets to teach parents about their rights.

A bill passed in the City Council Thursday, which is part of a larger package of legislation, would require the public schools to give students “educational materials” about the new federal public charge rule. A Trump administration mandate, the rule will look at whether immigrants who want to obtain a green card or certain visas rely on or, down the road, are likely to use Medicaid, SNAP food benefits, or public or subsidized housing — among other factors, such as income and health. The federal government will weigh those factors when determining if they can stay in the U.S. legally.

The federal public charge rule goes into effect Oct. 15, though city officials said ongoing litigation could delay it.

Since a version of that charge rule was proposed last fall, experts have said the effect it is having on immigrants is chilling — and has dissuaded some of them from enrolling in public benefits.

“Families have approached me, have come into my office, asking whether they should unenroll from [nutrition benefits], asking whether they’re going to be able to walk into a hospital, asking whether legal services would be available if they need it,” Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, who represents Lower Manhattan and sponsored the bill, said in an interview.

The city’s Office of Immigrant Affairs said it is already working with the education department on developing and distributing informational materials on the public charge rule, and has created a flyer outlining basic facts about it. Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Bitta Mostofi said the agency will continue to provide resources for “staff, students, and families in multiple languages pursuant to the Council legislation.”

“In order to help address the fear and concern that communities may have,” Mostofi said, her office is creating materials that direct people to a free, city-funded hotline called ActionNYC — 1-800-354-0365 — where they can receive “safe immigration legal help” in 200 languages.