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Am I eligible for DSHS benefits if I have an arrest warrant or violated probation or parole?

If you are a fleeing felon, you are not eligible for many federal and state public benefits. This publication defines "fleeing felon" and discusses the benefits that are affected. Publication #7406EN.

Am I eligible for Social Security benefits if there is a warrant out for my arrest or I violated parole or probation?

Social Security will consider you a fleeing felon and ineligible for their benefits if you have an outstanding arrest warrant specifically for fleeing prosecution or confinement on a felony charge. The rules have changed. Under federal law, you cannot get Social Security benefits if you are fleeing to avoid prosecution for a felony OR violating the terms of probation or parole. #7405EN

Can the VA stop my benefits because I have an arrest warrant or violated probation/parole?

According to the Veterans Administration (VA), you are a fugitive felon if you are fleeing to avoid prosecution, jail time, or prison after conviction for a felony or an attempted felony OR you are on probation and parole for a felony AND you are violating your probation/parole. In these cases, the VA may stop your benefits. Read about your options if this happens to you. #7704EN

I am going to jail or prison. What about my Social Security and health care?

Do you need to let Social Security know you're going to be incarcerated? What will happen to your Medicare while you're in jail? Get the answers to these and other questions. #5190EN

LFO Refunds under Blake and Impacts on SSI

If you receive SSI and also receive a State v. Blake refund of your LFOs, read this. That refund may impact your eligibility for SSI benefits.

I am going to jail or prison. What about my Social Security and health care?

Do you need to let Social Security know you're going to be incarcerated? What will happen to your Medicare while you're in jail? Get the answers to these and other questions. #5190EN

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