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RICHARDSON V. BELCHER, 404 U. S. 78 (1971)

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Richardson v. Belcher, 404 U.S. 78 (1971)

Richardson v. Belcher

No. 70-53

Argued October 13, 1971

Decided November 22, 1971

404 U.S. 78


Section 224 of the Social Security Act, which requires a reduction in social security benefits to reflect workmen's compensation payments, has a rational basis and doe not violate the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment.

317 F.Supp. 1294, reversed.

STEWART, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which BURGER, C.J., and WHITE and BLACKMUN, JJ., joined. DOUGLAS, J., filed a dissenting opinion, post, p. 404 U. S. 84. MARSHALL, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which BRENNAN, J., joined, post, p. 404 U. S. 88.

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