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posted 02/18/2022
The federal SSI program excludes Puerto Ricans living on the island, with real consequences for their health and well-being.

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The federal SSI program excludes Puerto Ricans living on the island, with real consequences for... more »
posted 02/18/22

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Puerto Ricans aren't eligible for all the benefits other U.S. citizens are. Two reporters are tracking the effort to change that.
Instead of SSI, the AABD program continues on the island, with low federal aid and the obligation of state matching.
SSI brought a Puerto Rican family back from economic ruin when they most needed it, but they lost the help as soon as they returned to the island.