Social Security Awards Disability to Puerto Ricans That Can’t Speak English…In Puerto Rico!!

Social_security_card (1)File this under “Too Stupid to Comprehend.”  It has come to people’s attention that the SSA has been awarding disability to residents living in Puerto Rico who don’t speak English.

Didn’t anyone tell them that Puerto Rico is a Spanish speaking territory?  There are millions of people living there that don’t speak English.  But why would they have to?  Ninety-five percent of all Puerto Ricans speak Spanish at home.  A registered nurse in Puerto Rico would be considered an unskilled laborer.

Finally, the  Office of Inspector General (OIG) during an audit found that the agency was misapplying a rule that financially aids people who are illiterate or can’t speak English living in the United States.

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In doing the audit, we find out that non English speaking illegal and legal aliens alike can collect money just because they don’t know the language.  How do they expect to live?  I’m sure the answer is they found out about the rule from friends or relatives that have already began collecting benefits.  Could this account for the meteoric rise in people on disability.?

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