Use these procedures when an SSI applicant or recipient admits to fleeing from a crime
committed in a foreign country.
Enter “?” in the “Date Warrant Issued” and “Date Fled” fields on the AWRF screen.
(Even if the individual knows this information, OIG must confirm it before a suspension
action can be taken.)
Enter a remark to fit the case situation in the Statement of Person Remarks. EXAMPLE:
I AM WANTED IN BRAZIL ON DRUG RELATED CHARGES.
If the report is received in connection with an application for benefits, place the
applicant in payment status H70 and enter in ALEF Remarks, “INDIV REPTS FOREIGN WARRANT
– REFERRED TO OIG.” Prepare the SSI application folder and send the case to DDS for
a medical decision.
If the report is received postadjudicatively, continue payments pending the outcome
of OIG’s investigation.
Refer the case by e-mail through your management chain to your Regional Fugitive Felon
Coordinator. Include the information shown in Exhibit 4 that can be copied and used
for this purpose.
Use the information from the Numident record to provide the individual’s father’s
name, mother’s name, and place of birth.
Your Regional Fugitive Felon Coordinator will forward the request to the appropriate
OIG office. OIG will work with the International Criminal Police Organization and/or
the National Crime Information Center to determine whether there is an active warrant
recognized by United States law enforcement and whether the foreign crime is a felony.
If OIG’s response indicates that United States law enforcement does not recognize
the foreign warrant, change the answer to the question “Are you accused or convicted
of 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 warrant is issued?” to “N” and
document ALEF Remarks accordingly.
If OIG's response indicates that United States law enforcement recognizes the foreign
warrant as a felony level crime, use the information provided by OIG to complete the
“Date Warrant Issued” or “Date Fled” field of the AWRF screen and update ALEF Remarks.
MSSICS uses this information to determine applicable months to post N25 (ineligibility
due to fugitive status).