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Can a permanent resident disabled person get SSI?

Franklin, VA |

Can a permanent resident who is disabled get SSI if he wasn't working even before being disabled and has been on permanent resident status for about 8 years?

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  1. Ssi is for people who have not paid into the system


  2. Permanent residency is one of the categories of "qualified aliens" who are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cash assistance, assuming other eligibility criteria are met. Further information is available at www.ssa.gov.

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  3. This is a better question for the Immigration experts.

    We offer general concepts, but you should give ALL your facts to a licensed Attorney in your state before you RELY upon any legal advice.


  4. Yes. Some noncitizens can get SSI for up to seven years.

    Law Offices of J Thomas Smith J.D., Ph.D 11500 Northwest Freeway, Suite 280 Houston, TX 77092 713-LAWYER-2 www.MyImmigrationLawyer.info NOTE: Responses are for the education of the community at large and is not intended to be "legal advice." No attorney-client relationship is established by responses or comments.

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