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    Default Social Security Benefits After a Felony Charge

    My nephew has been charged with felony burglary. Because his mother died when he was four years old, he receives social security survivors benefits.

    Does this burglary charge mean that he must inform the Social Security Administration that he is no longer eligible for benefits because of the outstanding felony warrant? What would the penalty be if he fails to do so and Social Security find out? He lives in the state of Wisconsin.

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    Default Re: Social Security Benefits After a Felony Charge

    If he has done something which disqualifies him for benefits, he will be expected to repay any benefits he wrongfully receives. Under the "fleeing felon" rule, the outstanding warrant is probably enough to cut off his benefits, although normally Social Security would send out a "Notice of Planned Action" before cutting off the benefits and allow the recipient an opportunity to explain why they should not be cut off.

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    My nephew has been charged with felony burglary. Because his mother died when he was four years old, he receives social security survivors benefits.

    Does this burglary charge mean that he must inform the Social Security Administration that he is no longer eligible for benefits because of the outstanding felony warrant? What would the penalty be if he fails to do so and Social Security find out? He lives in the state of Wisconsin.
    A "fleeing felon" is not the same as charge of felony burglary. This term is usually used when one uses deadly force and is in flight.

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    My nephew has been charged with felony burglary. Because his mother died when he was four years old, he receives social security survivors benefits.

    Does this burglary charge mean that he must inform the Social Security Administration that he is no longer eligible for benefits because of the outstanding felony warrant? What would the penalty be if he fails to do so and Social Security find out? He lives in the state of Wisconsin.
    A "fleeing felon" is not the same as charge of felony burglary. This term is usually used when one uses deadly force and is in flight.

    SSA requires notification when utstanding arrest warrant for:

    1. A crime that is a felony under the laws of the state in which you live; (Benefits generally are not paid for the months a person is confined, but any family members who are eligible may continue to receive benefits.)

    Benefits usually are not paid to persons who commit a crime and are confined to an institution by court order and at public expense.

    2. If you violate a condition of parole or probation
    You cannot receive Social Security benefits for any month in which you violate a condition of your probation or parole.

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    Default Re: Social Security Benefits After a Felony Charge

    Social Security interprets "fleeing felon" very broadly - applying it to some misdemeanor offenses, and even in the context of outstanding warrants where there is no evidence of flight.

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    I see that Uncle Sam wants to make sure the money is not going to fuel the escape.
    http://www.mplp.org/Resources/mplpre...31.1052918624/

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