Notice of Final Relief Order in Clark Court Case
A Federal District Court has ordered relief to resolve the nationwide class action of Clark v. Astrue. Most class members received an initial agency determination on or after October 24, 2006 either 1) not to pay OASDI or SSI benefits or 2) assessing an overpayment. All the determinations were based on a reportedly outstanding parole or probation violation warrant. In addition, individuals with pending appeals of such determinations on October 24, 2006, are class members. To end the lawsuit, the court ordered SSA not to use the nonpayment practice again. It also ordered SSA to reinstate unpaid benefits to class members. Further, it ordered SSA to repay any such benefits that had been recovered as overpayments. More details are at the links below.