This article explains the welfare legislation that created the "fleeing felon" rule allowing discontinuation of numerous benefits, including Supplemental Security Income, and the Social Security Administration's misapplication of the rule in a way that wrongfully denies benefits and basic procedural due process. Authored by an attorney at the National Senior Citizens Law Center, the article also provides suggestions for effective advocacy on behalf of individuals affected by the rule.
CHLP fights stigma and discrimination at the intersection of HIV, race, health status, disability, class, sexuality and gender identity and expression, with a focus on criminal and public health systems. As part of this work, we support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change rooted in racial, gender and economic justice. We do this through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources.