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Is there any action to recover Social Security payments

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Is there any action to recover Social Security payments suspended for older prison inmates.

Lawyer's Assistant: In what state did this occur?

NC, but was Federal charge

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

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It seems to be discrimination for older people. I am no 71 yrs. of age & have paid into the system seince I was 16 yoa. I retired at age 62. Inmates who are to young to receive payments pay nothing. Why should those of us who have paid into the system be singled out. Many families (not in my case) depend on these funds to survive. Just seems unfair to me. Just another way the Federal Gov. can take $ from people.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Is the person in question currently incarcerated?

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ANSWER: Individuals released from incarceration may be eligible for Social Security retirement if they have worked or paid into Social Security enough years.

The released individual should contact the SSA at 1-***-***-**** Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to iInform Social Securitythat s/he was released from prison. S/he will need to provide proof of release, so s/he should bring her/his official prison release documents to the appointment.

NOTE: Release from prison does not automatically make someone eligible for benefits. But depending on the circumstances of the case, SSA may be able to have the checks started, effective the month after the month of release.

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