While it is generally well known that no one gets paid disability while there are incarcerated, an interesting twist on this subject is now the basis for a nation wide class action.
Specifically, the Social Security Administration has had a practice of treating a warrant alleging a violation of probation or parole as being inconsistent with the plain meaning of the Social Security Act, and thereby denying benefits to claimants who fall into the alleged classification of probation or parole violators.
Recently, a class has now been certified for people whose benefits were denied and/or suspended based solely on the existence of a warrant for violation of probation or parole from October 29, 2009 forward. This class will cover thousands of individuals whose benefits have been suspended or denied for the past four years.
If your benefits have been suspended, because of any of the above alleged violations, you should contact a lawyer to see if you appropriately fit into the currently certified plaintiff class.