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Representing Noncitizens in Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Claims

By Ethel Zelenske

Last year's Balanced Budget Act undid some of the damage done by the 1996 federal welfare law to noncitizens receiving Supplemental Security Income. Eligibility requirements, however, are still complicated. Which noncitizens are eligible for benefits, and what problems have emerged after the laws' changes took effect?

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