Category Archives: Immigration and Nationality Law

Can I receive Social Security benefits if I have been deported?

Recently one of my colleagues asked whether his client who had been deported (now called “removal”) could receive Social Security benefits.  I thought this was an intriguing question so I decided to research it.  The answer is generally, “no,” but … Continue reading

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Double check Social Security’s denial of benefits based on your immigration status

Don’t lose hope, at least initially, if Social Security tells you that they are denying you benefits because of your immigration status.  I have seen at least a few occasions when they are wrong so it is worth investigating further.  … Continue reading

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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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