Monthly Archives: February 2009

Update on immigration issues for Social Security practitioners

Last weekend I gave a presentation along with my colleague, David Wright, at a conference of Social Security practitioners.   The conference was geared towards experienced practitioners who practice in the 9th Circuit (California, Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, Washington and Oregon.)  Both … Continue reading

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California’s 2009 budget reduces SSI cost of living adjustment

On February 20,  Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law a much-debated budget plan.  You may find the budget documents on the website of the California Department of Finance.  The California Budget Project has prepared an excellent summary of the budget plan. … Continue reading

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Can someone who has TPS receive SSDI for a disability?

I recently received a question as to whether a person can collect SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) if he or she has the immigration status of  Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) and becomes disabled.  At first I did not think so … Continue reading

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