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Judge's ruling pushes Puerto Rico to pursue SSI benefits : Judge's ruling pushes Puerto Rico to pursue SSI benefits

Feb 04, 2019 - The Canadian Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A U.S. judge said Monday that the federal government is violating the Constitution by prohibiting people who live in Puerto Rico from receiving Supplemental Security Income.

The opinion was issued as Judge Gustavo Gelpi dismissed a lawsuit filed by the federal government seeking to recover more than $28,000 in SSI disability benefits paid to a U.S. citizen after he moved from New York to the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.

Gelpi said a clause in the Constitutio...