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They are not supposed to receive social security benefits while incarcerated but I have seen it happen a few times due to oversight. Here is a good link to some information that should help you...
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I'll be happy to supplement your answer with more information. What else did you need to know?
I'm sorry for the delay. I've been in court all day.
Anyone who is incarcerated is ineligible for social security payments. The link I provided above also gives information about reinstating benefits after the incarceration period is over.
This applies to a person from New York, California, or any other state. Further, it applies to anyone who is incarcerated for a white collar crime, violent crime, drug crime, or any other crime.
Also, as I stated above, there are occasions when institutional oversight results in an inmate continuing to receive benefits. In that situation, it is possible for the Social Security Administration to recover those funds from the inmate.