If the individual states that they have been accused or convicted of a crime, or an
attempt to commit a crime, which is a felony, or in jurisdictions that do not define
crimes as felonies, is punishable by death or imprisonment for a term exceeding 1
year regardless of the actual sentence imposed under the laws of the place from which
the person flees obtain the following information and document on the ALEF screen:
The State or country where the crime occurred; and
Whether the individual has resolved an outstanding warrant to avoid either prosecution
or custody or confinement after conviction.
REMINDER: SSA considers an individual to be a fugitive felon for SSI eligibility purposes
as long as a U.S. warrant or court order is active. See SI 00530.030 for further information about warrants.
If the individual has an outstanding warrant for a crime committed in the United States,
ask him or her for information about the warrant or court order. Document the following
information, as necessary, on the AWRF screen:
Date warrant (or other document issued by an appropriate agency) issued.
Date violated parole or probation (if different from the date of the warrant).
Date warrant (or other document issued by an appropriate agency) rescinded, withdrawn,
or otherwise rendered ineffective ( i.e. warrant was issued erroneously or for the
Date warrant (or other document issued by an appropriate agency) satisfied, if applicable
(i.e., warrant was valid from the date it was issued until the date it was cleared).
The name and phone number of the agency that issued the warrant in screen Remarks.
Verify the alleged warrant with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) following instructions
in GN 02613.150B.1, steps 1 through 4.
See SI 00530.160 for the procedure to follow if the individual is a fugitive felon for a crime committed
in a foreign country.