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Can a criminal record affect disability benefits?

On Behalf of | May 4, 2018 | Social Security Disability

A criminal record can be a detriment to a person’s future capacity to find work. However, if a person with a criminal record is unable to work due to a disability, they may still be able to collect disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. There are certain legal issues though, that could prevent an Oklahoma resident from getting benefits due to their alleged criminal involvement.

For example, if a person has an outstanding arrest warrant due to one of several possible felonies, then they cannot receive disability benefits for the period of time during which the warrant was pending. Additionally, a person who is convicted of a felony and who is receiving benefits may not get their benefits during their incarceration, though their family members who receive benefits through their disability claim may be able to continue to get theirs.

Parole violations can also impact a person’s capacity to collect disability benefits. In sum, a variety of alleged and actual criminal actions can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to continuously receive benefits that they have been approved to receive. More information on this important disability benefits’ topic should be sought from a trusted legal advisor as this post does not contain any legal advice.

A person who finds themselves facing criminal charges, a parole violation or a conviction should seek the counsel of their disability benefits attorney. Legal professionals who work in this field can advise their clients of how to inform the Social Security Administration of their pending legal dilemmas and to protect their future rights to be paid the benefits they need in support of their qualifying disabilities.