TN 9 (07-22)

SI 00530.200 What is OIG’s Role in Identifying Fugitives?

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Court Case


Martinez Settlement

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 through GN 02613.885 for all other felony warrant codes.

Clark Court Order

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 02615.100GN 02615.190 for all probation or parole violation warrants.

We will make additional changes to this section, as necessary, in the future.


Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies provide SSA with warrant information from their records to match against the SSR. Records matched are in PSY: Blank, 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; and S10.

OIG reviews the matched data to resolve identity issues, ensure that the warrant is for a crime that is a felony or a probation or parole violation, and provides the law enforcement agency with information that may aid in the apprehension of the individual. OIG allows the law enforcement agency 60 days to complete their actions, at which time they send an OI-5D through the FFAP system for each case to the appropriate SSA field office.

OIG provides the following information on the OI-5D:

  • the name and phone number of the OIG case agent;

  • the subject name, SSN, gender, DOB;

  • the date of the warrant;

  • the warrant number, NCIC number or OCA number;

  • the name, address and phone number of the warrant- issuing agency;

  • the felony charge involved or the offense indicator (if fugitive felon);

  • the date the warrant was verified;

  • the run date (for computer matched cases only); and

  • the results of the law enforcement investigation.


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