Generally, a felony conviction will not prevent you from receiving disability benefits.

Either through the Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income schemes.

Most of the time convicted felons can get the Social Security advantages wihtout any problem.

Similarly, a conviction will not show any effect on your nominies' or survivors' Social Security benefits either.

However, if you are sent to jail or prison, your benefits may be stopped during your confinement.

Can Convicted Felons Receive Social Security?

A felony conviction typically has no bearing on eligibility for Social Security or SSI benefits.

However, A few exceptions will apply to this rule.

You do not qualify for Social Security disability (SSDI) advantages whenever:

Your disability emerged (or deteriorated) when you are doing the felony, or...

your disability created (or worsened) while you were convicted for a felony charge in a jail, prison, or detention center...

You became a widow or orphan because you murdered your spouse or parent (this also applies to Social Security survivors advantages)

Nevertheless, it is essential to apply for SSDI benefits even if one of the above circumstances applies to you.

Even though you won't get money rebates, a period of disability might "freeze" your Social Security earnings record, preventing your retirement or dependents' benefits from decreasing.

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