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Undocumented, and Unprotected? MT: Illegal Immigrants are Entitled to ‘Same Coverage as Anyone Else’


By Phil Yacuboski

This is the next article in's “Undocumented, and Unprotected?” series, as our writers explore what is it like to be an undocumented worker in the U.S., and what it means regarding workers' compensation.


Helena, MT ( – There is no clear state law in Montana on allowing undocumented workers to receive workers’ compensation benefits, and it appears efforts to revive a fight in the state legislature won’t happen any time soon. There’s also no law that specifically bars undocumented workers either, meaning illegal immigrants receive benefits just like anyone else.

“Provided there’s coverage, which can...

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