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Arrested? What Happens to Your Benefits If You Go to Jail or Prison?: A Guide to Federal Rules on SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare and Veterans Benefits for Adults with Disabilities

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Publication Date: March 2004

Publisher(s): Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Author(s): Chris Koyanagi

Funder(s): John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Funder(s): John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Health (Health services for the disabled)
Justice (Prisoners and imprisonment)
Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: Veterans health care; Disability insurance; Mental health; Incarceration

Type: Fact sheet

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This laypersons' booklet explains what happens to federal benefits for people with disabilities when they go to jail or prison.