The digest will assist you with determining if an individual is barred from serving
as a representative payee based on the State or territory where the crime was committed.
If you are unsure whether the crime is a barred crime (i.e., the crime can be a felony
or a misdemeanor) or you need further information about verifying criminal history
on payee applicants, see GN 00502.117B.3.
Per the policy in GN 00502.133A.4., in order for an individual to be barred from serving as a payee, the conviction
must be a felony. Some States and territories charge a particular crime as either
a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the circumstances. The digest clearly identifies
specific crimes that can be a felony or a misdemeanor.
The numerical code after the name of the crime is the State or Territory criminal
statute code; for example, Trafficking in persons: 53a-192a. You may see this code
on the Criminal Report tab in PayeeWiz or on court documentation. If there is a code
on the Criminal Report tab in PayeeWiz or on court documentation, verify that it is
the same as the code in the digest. If there is no code on the Criminal Report tab
in PayeeWiz or on court documentation, verify that the name of the crime is the same
as that in the digest.