TN 1 (01-05)
SI 00530.400 May a Law Enforcement Agency Directly Contact a FO About a Fugitive Felon or Parole/Probation Violator?
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 Federal, State or local law enforcement officer may contact SSA to request assistance in locating a fugitive. The Social Security Act requires SSA to provide certain information to a law enforcement officer in specific circumstances when requested. The disclosure of information under this provision applies only to SSI recipients in PS codes C01, E01, E02, H10, H20, H30, H40, H50, H60, H70, H80, H90, M01, M02, N01, N02, N03, N04, N05, N06, N20, N22, N25, S06, S07, S08, S09, S10 and blank.
Instructions on disclosing information from SSA records to a law enforcement officer under this provision are covered in detail in SI 00501.055.