Under certain circumstances, yes you can receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits if you have been convicted of a crime. There are certain rules and regulations in place to control the timing of when you can receive your benefits.
Receiving Benefits if you are Serving Time or on Parole
You cannot receive SSDI when you are incarcerated. Since all your needs are taken care of by the correctional facility, SSDI benefits may be suspended during this time. However, if you participate in the prison vocational rehabilitation program that prepares you to work upon release, your SSDI benefits will not be suspended.
If you are on parole or probation, you are not entitled to receive benefits for any month that you violate conditions of your parole or probation.
Applying for Benefits if you are Serving Time
If you are a convicted felon serving time, you can apply for social security disability benefits only if the correctional facility or penal institute has a pre-release application procedure.
Applying for Benefits if you are an Ex-Felon (out of prison)
You can apply for social security disability even if you have been convicted of a felony.
Ex-felons should take the help of a lawyer who is experienced in the Social Security disability rules and regulation for felons. It would save time, expedite the process, and may even get you higher benefits than you expected. Contact us today to find out whether you qualify for benefits by filling out our free evaluation form. An advocate will be in touch with you within 24 hours.