How does being incarcerated – Jail, Prison affect Social Security or SSI Benefits?

How do you get benefits reinstated?

What prisoners need to know # 10133


Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability

Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability  

We do have a reference copy in our office

If you’re receiving SSI, your payments are suspended while you’re in prison.  Your payments can be reinstated in the month you’re released.   However, if your confinement lasts for 12 consecutive months or longer, your eligibility for SSI benefits will terminate and you must file a new application for benefits.

If we suspend your disability or SSI benefits because you were in prison, you can request for Social Security to reinstate your benefits. You’ll need to contact Social Security and provide a copy of your official release documents  before we can act on your request. For SSI beneficiaries, benefits are terminated when the person is incarcerated for a year or more.  

See our separate website on Criminal Law    

Entering the Community after Incarceration # 10504

Entering Community after incarceration

Social Security Disability Benefits # 10029
Social Security Disability Benefits # 10029 

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