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Refugees lose SSI

situation is grim for disabled and elderly who have not yet become citizens

Congress has not extended the deadline for these vulnerable refugees, and so they are left destitute. Several stories in the news cover this disheartening topic:

Safety Net Support for Disabled Refugees Lapses on Congressional Inaction
Elderly, Disabled Refugees Will No Longer Receive SSI, a Final Safety-Net Program
Washington Independent
http://washingtonindependent.com/99140/safety-net-support-for-disabled-refugees-lapses-on-congressional-inaction
 
American Jewish Committe Urges Congress to Extend SSI Benefits for Refugees
Centre Daily Times
http://www.centredaily.com/2010/09/29/2240938/ajc-urges-congress-to-extend-ssi.html
 
Refugees Face Loss of SSI Beginning Today
California Report from public radio station KQED
http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201010010850/b

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Oct 2, 2010
Updated: Sat, Oct 2, 2010

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