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Public Benefits, Welfare & Medical Assistance: Disability & Social Security After Incarceration

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Self-Help Materials

Applying for Social Security Benefits

Link to application for Social Security benefits.

Social Security Program and Operations Manual for Social Security Cases

Links to Social Security Administration rules regarding suspension of benefits for "fleeing felons" in Social Security cases.

Applying for SSI and Disability

Link to application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Disability.

Social Security Program and Operations Manual for SSI Cases

Links to Social Security Administration rules regarding suspension of benefits for "fleeing felons" in SSI cases.

Social Security Administration pamphlet on Entering the Community After Incarceration: How We can Help

Provides information on incarceration and social security benefits, as well as information about applying for benefits pre-release.

Sample Legal Materials

Sample Letter to Social Security: Mandatory Good Cause

Example of letter requesting reinstatement of benefits where criminal case has been dismissed.

Sample Letter to Social Security: Discretionary Good Cause

Example of a letter requesting reinstatement of benefits despite existence of warrant.

Sample letter to Out-Of-State Court Requesting Cancellation of the Warrant and Dismissal of Criminal Charges

Getting rid of the underlying warrant is often the best way to ensure a restoration of benefit. This letter requests warrant cancellation.

Sample Brief in Fleeing Felon Appeal

Brief argues that individual who does not have the intent to flee cannot be denied benefits.

Sample Reply Brief in Fleeing Felon Appeal

Complaint in National Class Action on Fleeing Felon Issue


Other pages in this section: Applications & Forms - Overview of Public Benefits Lost Due to Criminal Record - Disability & Social Security After Incarceration - Losing Benefits Due to Warrants - Selective Service Registration - Medicaid, Medicare Health Care - Health Care While Incarcerated


Section overview: Public Benefits, Welfare & Medical Assistance


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