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Fleeing Felons: How Does SSA Find Out?

July 1, 2009

Author: Catherine M. Callery (Kate)| Louise M. Tarantino

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.”  SSA recently announced that it was renewing its cooperative relationship with law enforcement to find more fleeing felons and probation/parole violators. 74 Fed. Reg. 27056 (June 5, 2009).

The renewal “will become effective no sooner than 40 days after notice of the matching program is sent to Congress and OMB, or 30 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register, whichever date is later. The matching program will continue for 18 months from the effective date and may be extended for an additional 12 months thereafter, if certain conditions are met.”

SSA is accepting comments on this notice.  Please see the Federal Register for instructions on filing comments.
 

 





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