If a beneficiary is eligible for benefits while confined to an institution for the
criminally insane, a payee may use benefits to defray maintenance charges only if
State law makes the beneficiary's estate responsible for care and maintenance.
NOTE: A change in the Social Security Act in February 1995 provided for suspension of
title II benefits to individuals who are found to be not guilty by reason of insanity,
guilty but insane or incompetent to stand trial (See GN 02607.001 for nonpayment of benefits to prisoners and certain other inmates).