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Can I Get Social Security Benefits If I Have A Criminal Record?

Yes, but not while incarcerated. The general rule is that if you have a felony conviction, it does not have an impact on your social security or the SSI benefits but there are a few exceptions. You are not entitled to receive social security disability benefits if your disability arose or was made worse while you were committing a felony or if your disability arose or was made worse while you were imprisoned in a jail, prison or a correctional facility for a felony conviction or if you made yourself a widow or an orphan by killing your spouse or a parent.