TN 1 (01-05)
SI 00530.220 What FO has Jurisdiction When Warrant and SSR Address are in Different Areas?
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.
The SSA field office servicing the SSI recipient’s current mailing address, as reflected on the SSR, is responsible for the suspension action, whether or not the law enforcement agency acts on the warrant.
The OIG field division servicing the State of the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction of the warrant has responsibility for warrant verification and referral to the field office. It is, therefore, possible to receive referrals from OIG field divisions outside your servicing area.
OIG headquarters will refer all cases to the SSA field office that services the SSI recipient’s current mailing address shown on the SSR.
If a case is referred to you that does not belong in your servicing area, call your Regional Fugitive Felon Coordinator (RFFC). The RFFC will make a request for the case be transferred to the correct field office. The transfer will be done through FFAP. The transferring field office will send an email to the field office that is receiving the case that the updates have been done through FFAP.