Cubans in the United States who return to live on the island may be able to recover some of their rights as Cubans, but they risk losing some of their U.S. benefits

A string of changes in Cuban migration laws in 2013 allow people who left the island before that date to return to live there — Cubans call it “to repatriate” — and recover the benefits of being a resident of Cuba. That includes the possibility of inheriting or buying a home, starting a small business, working there and receiving free health services.

Most of the people who have or are planning to return and were interviewed for this story said they don’t plan to live full time in Cuba. What they may not know: They may lose U.S. retirement and other benefits.



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