TN 1 (01-05)
SI 00530.250 Efforts to Locate Unsuccessful
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.
A. When to use
Use these instructions together with the instructions covering systems input in SI 00530.230 when the OIG OI-5D indicates that the SSI recipient was positively identified as the wanted individual but the law enforcement agency reported that the individual was not located. OIG will provide applicable warrant information.
Review all information provided by OIG and, if applicable, suspend SSI benefits effective with the first day of whichever of the following months is earlier:
The month in which the warrant is issued, or in which the court order or decision, or order or decision by an appropriate agency in the United States (e.g. parole board) is issued which finds that the individual is wanted for prosecution, or custody or confinement after conviction for a felony, or is violating (or violated) a condition of his/her parole or probation, or
The first month during which the individual fled to avoid such prosecution, custody or conviction, or violated a condition of parole or probation, if indicated on the warrant, court order or decision.
Annotate appropriate Remarks on SSR. For example, RECIPIENT IS A FUGITIVE FELON WANTED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT. JURISDICTION OF NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPT 555-555-5555. LE UNABLE TO LOCATE; NEW ADDRESS INFORMATION SHOULD BE REPORTED TO OIG, JOE FRIDAY 444-444-4444.
Per instruction in SI 00530.017, prepare a Notice of Planned Action (SSA-L8155-U2) using the appropriate DOCS notice.
NOTE: If the individual did not answer fugitive questions on an SSI application or redetermination (forms completed before October 23, 2000), the rules of Administrative Finality should be taken into consideration (See SI 00530.500 through SI 00530.510).