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Edith Hull doesn't leave her mobile home often as she has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and occasionally must use oxygen equipment to breathe. In 1996 a landmark welfare reform legislation, Fugitive Felon Project, was enacted to prohibit fugitves from getting aid from four welfare programs. During the coming year, when the law is expanded, thousands of elderly and disabled recipients of social security income will possibly face the news that their benefits are being cut off because they are seen as fugitives from the law. Edith Hull is one of those that had to fight two years and a half to have her ssi benefits restored.