A federal court in New York has ruled that having an outstanding warrant for an alleged probation or parole violation should not prevent a person from receiving disability benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
The successful challenge to the policy of the Social Security Administration may have an extensive impact. Potentially tens of thousands of individuals could now be eligible for benefits, according to National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC), a group focused on protecting the rights of the elderly with low-incomes.
The NSCLS stated that the decision impacts all people who had benefits denied or suspended because of an alleged parole or probation violation and who applied October 29, 2006 or after. This will potentially provide millions dollars in relief to those who were previously blocked from receiving benefits.
The housing administrator from Austin Travis County Integral Care stated to KUT News that he isn't sure how many individuals in Central Texas will be impacted by the court ruling. He explained, however, that he is aware of a number of local people who have chosen not to apply for benefits because of that issue.
With eligibility changes adding complexities to an already challenging system to navigate, the assistance of an experienced Texas Social Security disability attorney can be extremely valuable for those applying for disability benefits. A lawyer can assist you with the process from beginning to end, helping you receive the benefits you need and deserve.
Source: KUT News, Court Ruling Restores SSI Benefits, Ian Crawford