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DI 52520.001 Overview of Martinez Court Case Settlement

Citations:

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


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