Can a convicted felon receive Social Security disability payments?

A felon may receive SSDI benefits if he or she is not incarcerated for more than 30 days and has no outstanding warrants.

Social Security will not pay cash benefits to anyone living in a prison, jail, nursing home or other tax-supported facility; however, if the person remains eligible for disability under SSA guidelines, payments resume after release. Payees are not entitled to back benefits for the time spent incarcerated.