Effective September 27, 2008, SSA will no longer ask Title II Social Security applicants
or claimants about his or her felony or probation or parole violator status on any
of the Title II benefit applications (e.g., Retirement, Survivors or Disability).
This change in policy will also apply to claimants requesting Title II benefits that
are residing in Connecticut (CT), New York (NY) or Vermont (VT) and are subject to
the Fowlkes AR. For additional information about case processing based on the Fowlkes
AR 06-1(2), see GN 02613.815.