[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 222 (Thursday, November 16, 2000)]
[Pages 69358-69359]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 00-29281]



Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA) 
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Match Number 1016

AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA).

ACTION: Notice of Computer Matching Program.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as 
amended, this notice announces a computer matching program that SSA 
plans to conduct with IRS.

DATES: SSA will file a report of the subject matching program with the 
Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate, the Committee on 
Government Reform and Oversight of the House of Representatives, and 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB). The matching program will be effective as indicated 

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by either 
telefax to (410) 966-2935 or writing to the Associate Commissioner, 
Office of

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Program Support, 2-Q-16 Operations Building, 6401 Security Boulevard, 
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401. All comments received will be available for 
public inspection at this address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Associate Commissioner for Program 
Support as shown above.


A. General

    The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Public 
Law (Pub. L.) 100-503), amended the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) by 
describing the manner in which computer matching involving Federal 
agencies could be performed and adding certain protections for 
individuals applying for and receiving Federal benefits. Section 7201 
of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-508) 
further amended the Privacy Act regarding protections for such 
individuals. The Privacy Act, as amended, regulates the use of computer 
matching by Federal agencies when records in a system of records are 
matched with other Federal, State, or local government records.
    It requires Federal agencies involved in computer matching programs 
    (1) Negotiate written agreements with the other agency or agencies 
participating in the matching programs;
    (2) Obtain the Data Integrity Boards' approval of the match 
    (3) Furnish detailed reports about matching programs to Congress 
and OMB;
    (4) Notify applicants and beneficiaries that their records are 
subject to matching; and
    (5) Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, terminating, 
or denying an individual's benefits or payments.

B. SSA Computer Matches Subject to the Privacy Act

    We have taken action to ensure that all of SSA's computer matching 
programs comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended.

    Dated: May 17, 2000.
Susan M. Daniels,
Deputy Commissioner for Disability and Income Security Programs.
    Notice of Computer Matching Program, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 
with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

A. Participating Agencies

    SSA and IRS.

B. Purpose of the Matching Program

    The purpose of this matching program is to establish conditions 
under which IRS agrees to disclose to SSA certain return information 
for use in verifying eligibility for, and/or the correct amount of, 
benefits provided under Title XVI of the Social Security Act to 
qualified aged, blind and disabled individuals, and federally 
administered supplementary payments of the type described in section 
1616(a) of such Act (including payments pursuant to an agreement 
entered into under section 212(a) of Pub. L. 93-96, 87 Stat. 152).

C. Categories of Records and Individuals Covered by the Matching 

    Section 1631(e)(1)(B) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
1383(e)(1)(B)) and section 6103(1)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 
U.S.C. 6103(1)(7)).

D. Inclusive Dates of the Match

    The matching program shall become effective no sooner than 40 days 
after notice for the program is sent to Congress and OMB, or 30 days 
after publication of this notice in the Federal Register, whichever 
date is later. The matching program will continue for 18 months from 
the effective date and may be extended for an additional 12 months 
thereafter, if certain conditions are met.

[FR Doc. 00-29281 Filed 11-15-00; 8:45 am]