Can you get supplimental security income if you are a convicted felon?
There is no prohibition against it. You can apply, and if you qualify for the benefits you should be able to receive them.
The difference between a felon & a convicted felon is past & present. Generally, if one is incarcerated in a prison or detention center is called a "convicted" felon. A felon is anyone who, in part, commits a felony offense. After the incarceration that has been sentenced is served that person is considered a felon or ex-con (ex-convict.).
If they have taxable income (income from a job, interest income, self employment income etc) of course they would. A criminal conviction might cause you to lose certain rights but paying taxes is not one of them. A felon is still benefiting from the programs that tax money goes to. In fact, in most cases a felon is costing or has costed the community much more tax money than they are injecting themseves into the…
If you were sentenced by a judge to spend time in prison for committing a 'FELONY' offense, you are considered a convicted felon. You could be convicted of a lesser crime, such as a first degree misdemeanor, then be sent to jail/prison and not be considered a convicted felon. A FELON is someone who has committed a felony offense as codified in state or federal law.