The following informational notice released on September 10, 2010 and May 20, 2011,
informed the recipient of the Martinez settlement and potential eligibility for relief.
Social Security Administration
Supplemental Security Income
P.O. Box 2000
Minot, ND 58701
Claim Number: XXX-XX-XXXX
200 88 Ave SE
Minot, ND 58701
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
or deny Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. This settlement does not apply
to persons whose benefits we stopped because of an arrest warrant for a parole or
As of April 1, 2009, we suspend or deny payments for only certain types of felony
arrest warrants relating to flight or escape.
Based on this settlement, if we stopped paying you on or after January 1, 2000, 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. You
do not need to contact us about this.
We may start payments if you were not getting payments as of April 1, 2009 and you
are still eligible for SSI. 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. You may have to file a new application to qualify for SSI payments. For more information
about these payments, you must call us at 1-800-772-1213.
If You Have Any Questions
For general information about SSI, please visit our website at www.socialsecurity.gov on the Internet. You will find the law and regulations about SSI eligibility and
payment amounts at www.socialsecurity.gov/SSIrules.
For general questions about SSI or specific questions about your case, please 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. If you need assistance for any reason, you can also write or visit
any Social Security office. The office that serves your area is located at:
123 Main St.
Your Town, XX 12345
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.