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Old 26 April 2013, 06:51 AM
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Icon605 Felons get maximum Social Security, free health care

Comment: Because the owner said he was taking his son to Hawaii, one of
the guys in the group asked what his son planned to do in the future. The
owner of the course said "nothing, no plans". He said felons released from
prison automatically receive maximum Social Security Benefits with
disability status because they are deemed unemployable, and receive Heath
care with no deductibles!

I had no idea this was the case!

For you working people, that equates to about $48,000 a year, tax free,
at the expense of your tax dollars.
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Old 26 April 2013, 12:46 PM
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Here's the SSA's publication on who gets benefits, when, and why:

http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10153.pdf
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Old 26 April 2013, 01:28 PM
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Here's the SSA's publication on who gets benefits, when, and why:

http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10153.pdf
I looked through the whole thing and did not see any definition of eligibility, just information about adjustments based on issues beyond the eligibility requirements and practical info about interacting with the system.
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Old 26 April 2013, 01:30 PM
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How did we get from "my son has no plans for the future" to "felons get social security"? Is the owner's son a felon?
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Old 26 April 2013, 01:37 PM
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There's a jump there, but it seems to be implied.
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Old 26 April 2013, 01:40 PM
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that's crazy that the son is so unemployable not even their own parent would hire them. (making the other jump that the owner is an owner of a business)
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Old 26 April 2013, 03:34 PM
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This may be more relevant.

SSR 83-21: TITLE II: PERSON CONVICTED OF A FELONY

It does not state that convicted felons are automatically considered disabled. In fact, it states that a disability arising from an injury during the commission of a felony is NOT eligible for SS.
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Old 26 April 2013, 03:38 PM
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Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments generally are not payable for months that you are confined to a jail, prison or certain other public institutions for commission of a crime. You are not automatically eligible for Social Security or SSI payments when you are released.
Social Security: What Prisoners Need To Know
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Sure wish I knew where to sign up for that $48,000 - that is over four times what I get now. I don't think that one even can get food stamps for maybe five years after release.
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Unemployable is not the same as disabled. And not all felons are unemployable anyway, I know several "rehabilitated" felons who have jobs. Depends on the crime.
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I thought this was going to be about prisoners getting healthcare in prison. Sadly, I have encountered people who are opposed to that, too. While I understand their point about large numbers of free people having less access to medical care than prisoners do, I don't see how denying it to prisoners is going to help anybody.
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