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Martinez Settlement

Date: 
02/01/2010
Author: 
SSA

Official SSA Martinez page with links to court documents and a summary of the key points of the settlement.

On September 24, 2009, the United States District Court in the Northern District of California approved a nationwide class action settlement agreement in the case of Martinez v. Astrue. The Martinez settlement changes the types of felony arrest warrants that SSA will use to prohibit payment of Social Security, SSI, and Special Veterans benefits. This settlement does not apply to persons whose benefits we denied or stopped because of an arrest warrant due to a parole or probation violation.


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