Illegal immigrant ineligible for benefits: Court
SALEM, Ore.—An Oregon appellate court has ruled that an illegal immigrant is ineligible for vocational assistance benefits.
In Carmen Carreon vs. Commerce & Industry Insurance Co., the claimant appealed a ruling by the director of Oregon's Department of Consumer and Business Services that denied her vocational assistance benefits for a 2005 injury that resulted in a permanent impairment award.
Way to go DCBS! A state agency actually used some common sense on this one. Follow this up with a court agreeing that "not allowed to work" actually means "not allowed to work" and I'm starting to have faith in Oregon government again.