This is the exhibit for the pre-2007 Martinez Class Members. We mailed this letter
to all identified Title II Martinez Class Members on 4/14/10. A copy of this letter
is available for viewing on the Online Retrieval System (ORS), # 11 MASS MAIL off
the ORS Main Menu, item #18, T2-pre-2007.
Social Security Administration
Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance
Payment Center Name
IMPORTANT – READ CAREFULLY
You may be a class member in a recently settled court case called Martinez v. Astrue.
The Martinez settlement changes the types of felony arrest warrants that we will use to suspend
Social Security benefits. This settlement does not apply to persons whose benefits
we stopped because of an arrest warrant for a parole or probation violation.
As of April 1, 2009, we are suspending benefits for only certain types of felony arrest
Based on this settlement, if we stopped paying you on or after January 1, 2005, and
before January 1, 2007, because of certain types of felony arrest warrants:
We will remove any remaining fugitive felon overpayment balance on your record. We
will tell you in another letter when we remove an overpayment balance. You do not
need to contact us about this.
We may start payments if you were not getting payments as of April 1, 2009. If you
call us within 6 months of the date of this letter and you qualify, we can start payments
as far back as April 1, 2009. To get these payments you must call us at 1-800-772-1213.
If You Have Any Questions
We invite you to visit our website at www.socialsecurity.gov on the Internet to find general information about Social Security. If you have any
specific questions, you may call us at 1-800-772-1213. If you are deaf or hard of
hearing, you may call our TTY number, 1-800-325-0778. You can also write or visit
any Social Security office. The office that serves your area is located at:
SSA FO Address
If you do call or visit an office, please have this letter with you. It will help
us answer your questions.
SI USTED HABLA ESPANOL
Si usted habla español y no entiende esta carta, por favor llame o visite su oficina
local de Seguro Social. Un representante de la oficina de Seguro Social le explicará
esta carta. Debe informarle que usted está respondiendo al aviso, Martinez v. Astrue.
ARC PSC Director