When you are receiving Social Security benefits, SS will cease your benefits if you are institutionalized for more than 30 continuous days after a criminal conviction.
However, while you are confined, benefits to your dependent spouse or children will continue as long as they remain eligible.
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If you are receiving Social Security retirement or disability, SS will stop your benefits if you are institutionalized for more than 30 continuous days after a crime conviction. Although you cannot receive monthly Social Security benefits while you are confined, benefits to your dependent spouse or children will continue as long as they remain eligible.
If you, for example, are convicted in March and jailed more than 30 days, you will not be eligible for March benefit. Your payments will stop with your April payment. SS can reinstate your benefits starting with the month you are released. To restart your payments, visit your local Social Security office with proof of your release.
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