TN 1 (01-05)
SI 00530.210 What is a Law Enforcement Agency’s Role in Identifying Fugitives?
NOTE: On April 1, 2009, SSA changed its policy of not paying fleeing felons. Follow the
instructions below only for felony warrants with offense codes 4901, 4902, or 4999.
Follow the Martinez settlement instructions in GN 02613.860 – GN 02613.885 for all other felony warrant codes.
On May 9, 2011, SSA changed its policy and no longer suspends or denies benefits or
payments based solely on a probation or parole violation warrant (i.e., warrants with
offense codes 5011, 5012, 8101, 8102, or 9999 or “Blank” and an offense charge symbol
of “probation or parole violation”). Follow the Clark Court Order instructions in
GN 02615.100 – GN 02615.190 for all probation or parole violation warrants.
We will make additional changes to this section, as necessary, in the future.
Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies provide SSA with warrant information
from their records to match against the SSR. After the data match and OIG review,
a listing of SSI recipients identified as fugitives or parole or probation violators
is returned to the law enforcement agencies. Upon receipt of this information, each
law enforcement agency will:
Determine if the warrant is still active;
Take all reasonable measures, including the use of photographs, to ensure that the
fugitive is the SSI recipient;
Maintain the confidentiality about the source of the information when attempting to
locate and apprehend the individual; and
Report back to OIG the results of their investigation.