The Hill reports:
The Trump administration on Monday finalized a rule that would limit access to Social Security disability benefits for non-English speakers.
“It is important that we have an up-to-date disability program,” Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul said. “The workforce and work opportunities have changed and outdated regulations need to be revised to reflect today’s world,” he added.
One of the steps necessary to claim disability benefits is an assessment of an applicant’s education, part of an effort to check whether they have the capacity to find work outside the scope of their medical condition. The new rule, which goes into effect April 27, would remove English-speaking as a factor of educational attainment, making it more difficult for non-English speakers to qualify for the aid.
As always, the cruelty is the point.