I was recently asked if you can keep (or do you have to return) a Social Security check for the month someone dies. Take a moment to lock in what you think. Then, let’s take a look at the answer straight from Social Security: Continue reading Can you keep the Social Security check for the month someone dies?
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 from prison to a halfway house that is under the control of my state’s Department of Corrections. Can I have my benefits started again since I am no longer in prison?”
No. Social Security will not pay benefits while you reside in any facility under the authority of your state’s Department of Corrections. Even though you are no longer in prison, you are still under the control and custody of your state’s Department of Corrections until you complete your court-ordered sentence and you are officially released, or until the Department of Corrections places you on parole.
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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?
So, having a home ankle monitor will not stop your Social Security benefits.
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 Security Income benefits), your Social Security disability benefits do not stop until you are incarcerated for 30 days: Continue reading When do Social Security benefits stop 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 benefits.
If you are eligible to resume your benefits, here are Social Security’s recommendations to get your Social Security disability or SSI benefits as quickly as possible: Continue reading Restarting Social Security disability 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 – SSDI, or Supplemental Security Income – SSI) and how long you were incarcerated in jail or prison.
Restarting SSI after incarceration: Continue reading Starting Social Security disability benefits after incarceration
Here is the short answer: if you are hospitalized in a medical treatment facility for 30 days, your SSI benefits may be cut to $30 per month.
Now, here is the long answer: Continue reading My SSI benefits stopped because I was in a hospital! Why?
Many people wonder what will happen after they are approved for Social Security disability benefits?
Will my benefits be stopped?
Will I continue to get Social Security disability benefits for the rest of my life?
Except for closed period cases, Social Security disability benefits normally can continue for an indefinite period of time. An individual may be able to receive benefit for the rest of his or her life.
Of course, this assumes that the impairments continue to be disabling (and any other non-medical requirements continue to be met).
Here is the catch: Continue reading When do Social Security disability benefits stop?
Social Security may approve Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to children with a low birth weight (regardless or whether the child is premature).
According to the Social Security regulations, these cases are often reviewed by the child’s first birthday.
When we will conduct a continuing disability review. … we will start a continuing disability review …
By your first birthday, if you are a child whose low birth weight was a contributing factor material to our determination that you were disabled; i.e., whether we would have found you disabled if we had not considered your low birth weight. However, we will conduct your continuing disability review later if at the time of our initial determination that you were disabled.
By age 1 for babies who are getting SSI payments because of their low birth weight, unless we determine their medical condition is not expected to improve by their first birthday and we schedule the review for a later date.
In other words, unless Social does not expect improvement, a low birth weight baby approved for Social Security SSI benefits will usually have his or her case reviewed by age 1.
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 Social Security disability benefits. There is a simple answer here – you may not collect disability benefits during the time you are incarcerated. Social Security ruling 83-28 addresses this situation directly.