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Can You Qualify for Social Security Benefits While Incarcerated?

Making the wrong choices in life can easily result in a lengthy prison sentence. A jail or prison sentence entails more than just a loss of financial and personal freedom. Being incarcerated can also place your eligibility for certain benefits in jeopardy.

Despite qualifying for your Social Security disability and SSI benefits prior to your incarceration, being in prison can have wide-ranging effects on receiving benefits. The following offers a detailed explanation of how your time incarcerated can affect your benefits.