Since the Social Security Administration is a federal program, it is reluctant to provide benefits for those who have broken the law. However, a disabled criminal’s family members may be dependent on his Social Security benefits, and in some cases, the law will allow relatives to continue receiving payments.

For example, you may be ineligible to receive Social Security disability in New Jersey if you have:

  • Violated parole or probation. Beneficiaries cannot receive regular disability benefits or any outstanding payments for any month in which they have violated a condition of their probation or parole.
  • An outstanding warrant for arrest. If a beneficiary has an outstanding arrest warrant for a felony offense, he cannot receive regular disability benefits or any payments due for any month in which the warrant stands.
  • Been convicted of a crime. If a beneficiary is convicted, regular disability benefits and additional payments are typically not paid for the months a person is confined for a crime. However, any family members who are eligible for benefits based on the beneficiary’s work may continue to receive benefits.
  • Been institutionalized. If a beneficiary who has committed a crime is confined to a mental institution by court order, he and his family will generally not be eligible for Social Security disability payments.

As a trusted New Jersey Social Security benefits attorney, Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. knows that there are many factors that can affect your eligibility for payments. Call us today at (877) 360-0183 for a FREE consultation.

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