Unresolved Court Problems Can Also Cause Problems With Social Security
Some people who get Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits may have an outstanding federal or state criminal warrant against them. Their benefits may be suspended. A law says if someone has a specific type of outstanding or unsatisfied warrant against them for more than 30 straight days, Social Security cannot pay any benefits to the person. Three types of warrants will cause Social Security to suspend benefits:
- Warrants for a felony.
- Warrants for serious crimes punishable by death or imprisonment for more than one year, if the case was in a court that does not classify a crime as a felony.
- Warrants for violating federal or state parole or probation.