An individual applying for SSI benefits or an SSI recipient or his or her representative
payee may report fugitive status during the application process or during a redetermination
interview. He or she may also make a voluntary report at any time. (See SI 02301.010 for procedures on handling SSI reports.)
Before October 23, 2000, SSI applications and redetermination forms did not include
questions or reporting requirements about an individual’s fugitive status. Prior to
this date, all information leading to the identification of an SSI recipient’s fugitive
status came from OIG or directly from law enforcement officials.