posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 01:34 AM
a reply to: guitarplayer
According to the source Mr. X has provided:
One cannot collect Social Security benefits while incarcerated in a jail or prison.
Despite this regulation? law? rule? many, many reports are being made about the high numbers of prisoners who are collecting Social Security while in
jail or prison. I don't have a link at hand but I remember reading a report put out by the Social Security Admin. saying these fraudulent claims added
up to about a billion dollars over a decade. Many of the benefits were obtained due to identity theft. The report wound up by saying this problem
needed further study because they had no clue how to solve it.
I remember writing to my Congress critters and suggesting that since the SSA and the corrections facilities were both in possession of the prisoner's
SS number, perhaps some sort of complicated, expensive computer program could be employed by the Admin. to check out whether that particular number
was incarcerated. It just doesn't seem that it would be rocket science to accomplish---but the government employs rocket scientists---if that is
indeed what is needed.
If my reading of the sited document is correct, family members of the pensioner can continue to collect benefits whilst the pensioner is confined.