Category Archives: Immigration and Nationality Law

How can a permanent resident collect SSI if he or she does not have 40 quarters of coverage on their own?

Sometimes it takes a question before I understand the answer.  I recently was asked about whether or not a permanent resident could collect SSI when the permanent residence was obtained through marriage.   The general rule is that a permanent … Continue reading

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Will DACA beneficiaries be able to collect Social Security benefits?

There has been a great deal of confusion about President Obama’s recent initiative called DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.  Some have called it an Amnesty and others claim in confers benefits upon illegal immigrants.  It is neither.   It … Continue reading

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USCIS announces priority citizenship processing for SSI recipients

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has just announced that it will prioritize the processing of applications for citizenship (N-400) for applicants receiving SSI when: SSI benefits will be terminated within one year from the date on a notice … Continue reading

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