Supreme Court considers benefits for disabled people in Puerto Rico
The Supreme Court analyzes the case of disabled persons seeking access to subsidies in the country.
The US Supreme Court today looks at a welfare case where a US citizen was eligible for SSI benefits when he lived in NY - but not when he moved back to Puerto Rico - because Congress said those benefits were not for US territories. https://t.co/JOYRZyXqMW pic.twitter.com/oTcBl2TeLk
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) November 9, 2021
Although the Justice Department is defending the provision of the law that excludes Puerto Rico, President Joe Biden indicated that his administration is doing so reluctantly and suggested that his hands were tied. He called on Congress to change the law to include the island territory.