Felony Convictions and Social Security Disability
The following circumstances relating to felony conviction or imprisonment will prevent a person from receiving Social Security benefits:
• Felony Conviction– If you are imprisoned after being convicted of a felony, you will not be eligible for disability benefits, unless you are in a court-approved rehabilitation program in which you will likely obtain employment after your release, and if your release is within a reasonable amount of time.
• Injury During a Felony– If your received an injury while committing a felony, you will not be able to get SSD benefits for that injury.
• Injury While Imprisoned– You cannot obtain disability benefits from an injury that you received while in prison. However, you may be able to receive benefits after being released from prison.
The Social Security Administration can terminate your benefits if you obtain them dishonestly, and prosecute you for fraud. Your benefits may also be terminated if they were obtained through fraud by somebody working for SSA.
To increase your chances of winning your Social Security Disability claim it is important for you to hire an experienced Social Security Disability attorney to get you the Social Security Disability help you deserve. Please call us at 1-800-882-5500 or fill out a form on our website for a FREE claim evaluation.