If you have been in prison for more than 10 years can you qualify for ssi?
June 11, 2015
Q) If you have been in prison for more than 10 years can you qualify for ssi
A) Individuals who are incarcerated or in prison for more than 30 continuous days are generally not eligible to receive SSI payments. Therefore, if someone has been in prison for more than 10 years, they would not be eligible for SSI during that time. However, once they are released, they may be able to apply for SSI if they meet the eligibility requirements. These requirements include having limited income and resources, being aged, blind, or disabled, and being a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.
According to Social Security Administration: We will suspend your Social Security benefits if you are confined to a jail, prison or other penal institution for more than 30 continuous days due to a criminal conviction. Although you can’t get monthly Social Security benefits while you are confined, we will continue to pay benefits to your dependent spouse or children as long as they remain eligible.
If you get SSI, we will stop your payments after you are imprisoned for a month.