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Fleeing Felons

The Social Security Act prohibits payment of benefits to people who are fleeing to avoid prosecution for a crime which is a felony; are fleeing to avoid custody or confinement after conviction for a crime which is a felony; or are violating a condition of probation or parole imposed under federal or state law. The Act also prohibits some individuals from serving as representative payees. The Act further requires that SSA exchange information about fugitive felons and probation or parole violators with law enforcement.

 



ARTICLES

Courts Give, Congress Takes Away, Benefits to Non-Fleeing Felons
Benefits - or lack thereof - for felons and prisoners are in the news this month. The good news: the Social Security Administration (SSA) is poised to pay out more than $500 million in benefits that were wrongfully withheld from so-called “fugitive felons.” The bad news: Congress has passed legislation barring the receipt of these or any other retroactive benefits by prisoners. Read More

Alleged Probation Violations Lead to Automatic Termination of Benefits
In 1996, Congress added a provision in its sweeping welfare reform legislation to prevent fleeing felons and parole violators from accessing most federally funded assistance programs. Read More

Fleeing Felons: How Does SSA Find Out?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) works closely with law enforcement agencies to “identify individuals who are: (1) Fugitive felons, parole violators, or probation violators, as defined by the Social Security Act, from the Source Jurisdiction; and (2) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients, Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance (RSDI) beneficiaries, Special Veterans Benefit (SVB) beneficiaries, or representative payees for SSI recipients, RSDI beneficiaries, or SVB beneficiaries.” Read More

Settlement Reached in Fleeing Felon Case
Fleeing felon issues continue to burden claimants and confound advocates. The SSI “fugitive felon” provisions in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), 42 U.S.C. §1382(e)(4)(A) & (B), were extended to the Title II program in 2004. Read More


Fleeing Felons: Articles






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