Tag Archives | Jail/Prison

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Criminal records, hire-ability, and Social Security disability

What if you cannot get a job because a criminal record?  If no one will hire you, does that affect how Social Security will view your disability case? I have a felony record from a stupid thing I did years … Continue reading

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Social Security disability benefits in a half-way house

Even though you cannot receive Social Security benefits during incarceration, can you get disability if you are out of jail or prison and residing in a half-way house? Under the Social Security regulations, the answer is “no.” “I was transferred … Continue reading

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Social Security disability benefits and home monitoring

Will your Social Security benefits (Social Security disability insurance – SSDI, or Supplemental Security Income – SSI) stop if you have to wear an ankle bracelet or other type of home monitor? The answer is no. Social Security does not … Continue reading

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When do Social Security benefits stop after incarceration

As a general rule, you are not entitled to Social Security disability benefits if you are incarcerated in jail or prison. However, Social Security benefits do not end immediately with incarceration: If you are on SSI (Title 16 – Supplemental … Continue reading

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Tips on restarting Social Security disability benefits after incarceration

Social Security may be able to restart your benefits after you are released from incarceration (jail or prison). Click here for more information on whether you may be able to resume benefits vs having to start a new claim for … Continue reading

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Starting Social Security disability benefits after incarceration

After you are released from jail or prison, will Social Security let you restart your benefits or will you have to start a new application? The answer depends on the kind of benefits you received (Social Security Disability Insurance – … Continue reading

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Fleeing felon definition changed due to class action suit

I previously wrote about how Social Security stops benefits for fleeing felons. However, there has been considerable litigation across the country regarding what constitutes a “fleeing felon.” Social Security changed its definition of “fleeing” due to a settlement in the … Continue reading

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Social Security benefits for spouse and child during incarceration

If your husband or wife is disabled and getting Social Security disability benefits, you may also be getting auxiliary benefits (click the link for more information about who qualifies). I previously coved how Social Security benefits stop if a disabled person … Continue reading

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How to postpone a Social Security hearing?

Even though it often takes a year or even two years to get your Social Security hearing, you may find that you are not ready when the big day finally comes. Is there any way to continue, postpone, or delay … Continue reading

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What constitutes “fleeing” in a fugitive felon cessation cases?

I previously wrote about how Social Security can stop benefits if a person is a fleeing or fugitive felon. The courts have been wrestling with the question of whether an outstanding arrest warrant (not a conviction, just the arrest warrant) is enough … Continue reading

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If you were in jail or prison and are applying for Social Security disability benefits, get your entry & release dates!

We have previously discussed that an individual is not eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits while incarcerated.  This issue frequently comes up when an individual already on Social Security is incarcerated. However, it is important to remember that the prohibition … Continue reading

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Social Security benefits stop for fugitive felons

I previously wrote about how Social Security disability benefits stop during incarceration. However, your Social Security disability benefits can also stop if you labeled a “Fugitive Felon.” Fugitive felons is anyone who is Fleeing to avoid prosecution for a crime which … Continue reading

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Social Security hearings in jail or prison

The second part of Gordon Gates’ article on whether you can receive Social Security disability benefits while incarcerated, talks about hearings in prison.   The problem – incarcerated claimants often do not get treatment from physicians who are very interested in filling … Continue reading

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Does a felony conviction prevent you from getting disability benefits / SSI?

I saw this question in the comments on Jonathan Ginsberg’s site, Social Security Disability Blog: I would like to know if a convicted felon, who is not incarcerated, can receive Title 16 SSI disability? This is a great wrinkle on … Continue reading

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Can you receive Social Security while in jail / prison?

Jonathan Ginsberg of the Social Security Disability Blog writes about what happens to your Social Security benefits if you are in jail/prison. I recently received an email question from a blog reader about the eligibility of a convicted felon for … Continue reading

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