We will remove any remaining overpayment balances imposed based on the previous fugitive
felon policy for the Class Members whose:
RSDI benefits were suspended or whose SSI or SVB were suspended or denied (S9 HRFST
FUGFEL for RSDI or had an open FUGITIVE data event on the MBR and N25 for SSI and
SVB), between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2006, inclusive, and who on August
11, 2008, did not have an administrative appeal pending.
In addition, we sent a notice to those Title II Class Members who were not receiving
benefits or payments as of April 1, 2009, based upon the previous fugitive felon policy.
The notice advised them to contact us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) about
possible reinstatement of their Title II benefits. If these Class Members contacted
us within six months of the date on the notice, we reinstated their Title II benefits
as early as April 1, 2009. Title XVI Class Members will receive a notice advising
them to contact us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) to make an appointment to
file a new application for benefits. If they do so within 6 months of the date on
the notice, we will use an application date of April 1, 2009, as the protective filing
date for the Title XVI claim.
NOTE: Class Members whose benefits were suspended or denied prior to January 1, 2000, may
reapply under the new policy, but we will not mail them a class notice or provide
a protective filing date of April 1, 2009. For instructions for Class Members to reapply
under the new policy, see GN 02613.860B.1. in this section.