Can a convicted felon still receive social security? 13 Answers as of June 03, 2013

Can a convicted felon still get their Social Security Benefits?

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Law Office of Richard Williams
Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
Federal benefits may be forfeited for a limited time following a felony conviction. These rights are usually reinstated over time. Any person, once their probationary period has expired, can apply to have all of their civil rights reinstated, including. In limited instances, having their gun rights reinstated. Reinstatement of civil rights gives you back all of the rights that you have previously lost.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 10/17/2011
Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Armand Fried
I do not believe there is any block to receiving Social Security if you are convicted, but the definitive answer can only be obtained from the Social Security Administration. You have nothing to lose by applying.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 10/14/2011
Jules N. Fiani, Attorney at Law
Jules N. Fiani, Attorney at Law | Jules Fiani
Yes.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/3/2013
Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law | Edward D. Dowling IV
I would have to research tat but you could just contact the social security administration.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 10/28/2011
Craig W. Elhart, P.C.
Craig W. Elhart, P.C. | Craig Elhart
This would be a question to ask the Social Security Administration.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 10/28/2011
    Harden Law Offices
    Harden Law Offices | Leonard D. Harden
    I don't believe a felony conviction affects SS benefits. If actually incarcerated benefits may be denied. You should consult a layer who handles SS cases.
    Answer Applies to: New Hampshire
    Replied: 10/11/2011
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