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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 4218

On December 15, 2009, the President signed into law:

H.R. 4218, the No Social Security Benefits for Prisoners Act of 2009, which prohibits retroactive payments of Social Security benefits to eligible individuals who are in prison, fleeing from prosecution, or in violation of parole or probation.