Disability Benefits and Probation/Parole Violations

As of May 9, 2011, SSA will no longer suspend or deny benefits based on a probation or parole violation warrant.  Unfortunately, SSA will “not take any action to remedy prior suspensions or denials based solely on a probation or parole violation warrant.”  The change in policy is apparently the result of a class action lawsuit in New York.  I’ve had a few cases where we’ve proven disability, only to find out that the claimant has an outstanding warrant in some other state. I have always been able to get the matter resolved and have SSA pay my clients, but it was often very difficult.  See EM-11032 at http://tinyurl.com/4337ozr at the SSA website for more information.

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Disability Lawyer in Tennessee and Georgia.

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