Mr. Blue applied for, and was awarded, SSI benefits in January 1996. He has never
been selected for redetermination. The OIG OI-5D shows that Mr. Blue has a felony
conviction and a warrant was issued on June 29, 1997 for his arrest. A computer match
identified the warrant in September 2001. On September 22, 2001 Mr. Blue was taken
into custody and incarcerated. The FO receives the OIG referral on October 10, 2001.
Payments are suspended, payment status code N25 for October 1999 through September
2001, and payment status code N22 beginning October 2001.
Explanation: SSA first identified Mr. Blue as a fugitive felon in the September 2001 computer
match. Since he was never notified about the fugitive provisions of the law, fraud
or similar fault is not found, and the rules of administrative finality will only
allow benefits to be suspended a maximum of 2 years in the past.