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social security for ex inmates

I have a friend who will be getting out of jail in about 4 months and he was told that he could get social security disability, and that he could apply for it 90days before he gets out is this true? and if so, how do i get forms to send him to fill out?

Updated : November 3, 2011 by Guest

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Social Security upon release from jail

November 3, 2011 by David Luhman

Social Security disability benefits can be paid to people who have recently worked and paid Social Security taxes and are unable to work because of a serious medical condition that is expected to last at least a year or result in death. The fact that a person is a recent parolee or is unemployed does not qualify as a disability.

Social Security retirement benefits can be paid to people who are age 62 or older. Generally, you must have worked and paid Social Security taxes for 10 years to be eligible.

SSI can be paid to people who are age 65 or older or who are blind or disabled and whose income and resources are below certain limits.

No benefits are payable for any month in which you reside in a jail, prison or certain other public institutions.

If you believe your friend can qualify for Social Security disability based on a serious, prolonged medical condition, you can visit the following link or contact the SSA directly.

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