November 2014

Felony Convictions and Warrants Impact Social Security Benefits

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Not all felony convictions and warrants will keep an individual from collecting Social Security Disability and SSI. Specifically, an individual will not be eligible for these benefits if the physical or mental disability was created or aggravated (but only to the extent of the aggravation) while committing a felony or while imprisoned for a felony…

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While Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are both programs providing benefits to persons with disabilities, managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA), entailing the same medical requirements for evaluating an individual’s disability, the initial “technical” eligibility criteria are entirely different for each program. SSD is considered the work-credit based system funded by our…

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