Lack of English Meant Puerto Ricans Got Disability Benefits

April 7, 2015 9:58 PM

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A federal audit has found that some Puerto Ricans living in the U.S. territory have received disability benefits in part because they could not speak English.

The Office of the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration said in a report issued this month that there were 218 cases from 2011 to 2013 in which benefits were granted under those circumstances.

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