The No Social Security Benefits for Prisoners Act of 2009 (NSSBP) prohibits payment of any retroactive Title II or Title XVI payments to a
current or terminated beneficiary or recipient who is subject to suspension because
he or she is:
confined in a public institution based on a court order for a criminal act (CPICO);
a fugitive felon (FF); or
in violation of probation or parole (PPV).
The law also prohibits paying death underpayments on the record of a deceased beneficiary
or recipient to a surviving beneficiary or recipient who is not eligible for monthly
benefits or payments based on the prisoner, CPICO, FF, or PPV suspension provisions.
For additional instructions on when the Title II NSSBP provisions apply, see GN 02612.001.
For additional instructions on when the Title XVI NSSBP provisions apply, see SI 00529.001.
However, some payments and incarcerated individuals are exceptions to the NSSBP. Follow
the instructions in this section when the NSSBP provisions do not apply to a Title
II or XVI payment due an incarcerated individual.