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Public Benefits: Fleeing Felon SSI/SSA Cases

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Social Security Materials

Social Security Administration pamphlet on Entering the Community After Incarceration: How We can Help

Provides information on incarceration and social security benefits, as well as information about applying for benefits pre-release.

Social Security Program and Operations Manual for SSI Cases

Links to Social Security Administration rules regarding suspension of benefits for "fleeing felons" in SSI cases.

Social Security Program and Operations Manual for Social Security Cases

Links to Social Security Administration rules regarding suspension of benefits for "fleeing felons" in Social Security cases.

Sample Legal Materials

Sample Letter to Social Security: Mandatory Good Cause

Example of letter requesting reinstatement of benefits where criminal case has been dismissed.

Sample Letter to Social Security: Discretionary Good Cause

Example of a letter requesting reinstatement of benefits despite existence of warrant.

Sample letter to Out-Of-State Court Requesting Cancellation of the Warrant and Dismissal of Criminal Charges

Getting rid of the underlying warrant is often the best way to ensure a restoration of benefit. This letter requests warrant cancellation.

Sample Brief in Fleeing Felon Appeal

Brief argues that individual who does not have the intent to flee cannot be denied benefits.

Sample Reply Brief in Fleeing Felon Appeal

General Background Information on Fleeing Felon Issue

Fleeing Felon Power Point

Overview of laws and regulations regarding 'fleeing felons,' and information on how to challenge a denial of benefits.

Issue Alert Regarding Fugitive Felons Status for SSI or Social Security recipients

Recent changes in social security law may result in automatically canceled benefits for recipients who are considered "fugitive felons" - but recent court decisions have shown that classification to be rebuttable.

Good Cause Provision

Information on the Fleeing Felon Provisions from the Winter 2006 MPLP Newsletter.

Fleeing Felon Food Stamp Terminations

United States Department of Agriculture Fleeing Felon Advisory

Sets out position of USDA on food stamp termination where individual has an outstanding warrant.


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