Category Archives: Refugees

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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Hangin’ out at the Social Security field office

This past week was a long week.  It seemed long perhaps because I made two trips to two different Social Security field offices,  one in San Francisco and one in Walnut Creek.   This was two too many.   The offices … Continue reading

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