Asked in Social Security for Pennsylvania

Q: Entitlement to Social Security retirement benefits.

My Social Security retirement benefits payments ceased upon my incarceration in a state prison for a felony conviction. I was released on parole and transferred to the Immigration detention, where I spent one year before getting deported.

I understand I can't get paid during incarceration in the state prison and from the day of my removal (deportation), but am I entitled for these payments during the year after incarceration and before my removal, which I spent in Immigration detention in a county prison?

Also, whether, or not any member of my family (all americans, never left the country) can now begin to receive my benefits?

Thanks, L.P.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Start by contacting the ACLU immigration project.

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