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CALIFANO V. TORRES, 435 U. S. 1 (1978)

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Califano v. Torres, 435 U.S. 1 (1978)

Califano v. Torres

No. 77-88

Decided February 27, 1978*

435 U.S. 1


The provisions of the Social Security Act making benefits for aged, blind, and disabled persons under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program payable only to residents of the United States, defined as the 50 States and the District of Columbia, are not unconstitutional as applied to persons who upon moving to Puerto Rico lost the benefits to which they were entitled while residing in the United States. The constitutional right to travel does not embrace any such doctrine as would require payment of SSI benefits under such circumstances.

No. 77-88, 426 F.Supp. 1106, and No. 77-126, reversed.

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