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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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SSA to soon grant attorneys access to claimants’ electronic hearing folders

One of the most interesting presentations I attended at the NOSSCR (National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives) conference in San Francisco was a presentation by  SSA (Social Security Administration) personnel on a new program which will allow authorized representatives … Continue reading

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