In the nation's capital, a bill has been introduced that would allow United State residents living in Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the US Virgin Islands to qualify for Supplemental Security Income.  Delegate James Moylan joins Resident Commissioner Jennifer Gonzales-Colon of Puerto Rico in introducing HR-256.

Moylan stating in a news release that SSI benefits are a means tested program that provides cash payments to disabled children, disabled adults, and anyone 65 or older who are citizens or nationals of the U.S.

He adds the current federal statute creates an inequity in the process, as those SSI qualified U.S. citizens this in the territories don’t qualify for the benefit. But, if they were to move to any of the 50 states or even to the CNMI, they would be able to get the cash payments from the program.

Moylan stating HR-256 would correct this injustice and would help many of our families residing in Guam and these other territories.