DI 52520.001 Overview of Martinez Court Case Settlement
Social Security Act, Sections 202(x)(1)(A)(iv), 804(a)(2), 1611(e)(4)(A)(i), 205(j)(2)(C)(i)(V), 807(d)(1)(E), 1631(a)(2)(B)(iii)(V); 20 CFR 416.202; 416.708; 416.1339;
Martinez v. Astrue, No.08-4735 CW, a case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. See http://www.socialsecurity.gov/martinezsettlement/StipulationSettlement.htm
A. Overview of Martinez court case settlement
On September 24, 2009, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California approved a nationwide class action settlement agreement in the case of Martinez v. Astrue. The Martinez settlement changes the types of felony arrest warrants used to prohibit payment of Social Security Retirement Survivors and Disability Insurance (RSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Special Veterans Benefits (SVB). This settlement does not apply to cases involving unsatisfied arrest warrants for violations of parole or probation. See GN 02613.860, Martinez Court Case Settlement – Overview.
B. Class membership
See details in GN 02613.860A, Background on the Martinez court case settlement.
C. Terms of the Martinez settlement
See details in GN 02613.860B, Terms of the Martinez court settlement.
D. Schedule for Martinez settlement relief
See details in GN 02613.860C, Schedule for Martinez settlement retroactive relief phases.
E. References to the Martinez court case settlement
GN 02613.860, Martinez Court Case Settlement – Overview
GN 02613.865, Title II Post-2006 Martinez Settlement Relief Processing
GN 02613.867, Title II Post-2006 Martinez Settlement Notice and Paragraphs
GN 02613.868, Title II Pre-2007 Martinez Settlement Relief Processing
GN 02613.869, Title II Pre-2007 Martinez Settlement Notice and Paragraphs
GN 02613.870, Title II Martinez Settlement --Medicare, CDRs, Deceased Beneficiaries Incarceration and Questionable Mailing Addresses
GN 02613.875, Title XVI Post-2006 Martinez Settlement Relief Processing
GN 02613.880, Title XVI Pre-2007 Martinez Settlement Relief Processing
GN 02613.885, Inquiries about Martinez Settlement Relief Received at SSA