The statute does not deny equal protection in distinguishing between felons and misdemeanants. There is a rational basis for the distinction: misdemeanants are incarcerated for short periods and suspending their benefits would do little for the system's solvency and would cause administrative difficulties. See: Casalvera v. Commissioner of Social Security, 998 F.Supp. 411 (D.Del. 1998).
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Casalvera v. Commissioner of Social Security
|Cite||998 F.Supp. 411 (D.Del. 1998)|