SSDI information for people who have criminal convictions

If you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, it is important for you to realize that the Social Security office will likely be notified if you have committed or are charged with a crime.

While SSDI benefits may not be given to people who have been restricted by a court after committing a crime, the disability benefits for their eligible family members are still paid. It is also important to note that disabled people may not receive their benefits even if found “not guilty” due to a mental health condition or due to incompetence.

The Social Security office will also be notified if you have violated the conditions of your parole or probation after a crime, at which time SSDI benefits will also not be released.

At the Hankey Law Office in Indiana, our attorneys work with individuals who need to apply for, appeal, or dispute Social Security benefits claims. We can work with you to help build a strong case in your favor and present it to the appropriate people. To learn more about how we may be able to help you, call us today at (800) 520-3633.