[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 66 (Friday, April 6, 2007)]
[Pages 17215-17216]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-6497]



[Docket No. SSA 2007-0023]

Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/
States, SDX-BENDEX-SVES Files)--Match 6001, 6002 and 6004

AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA).

ACTION: Notice of a renewal of an existing computer matching program 
which is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2007.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as 
amended, this notice announces a renewal of an existing computer 
matching program that SSA is currently conducting with the States.

DATES: SSA will file a report of the subject matching program with the 
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate, 
the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform 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 below.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by either 
telefaxing to (410) 965-8582 or writing to the Associate Commissioner, 
Office of Income Security Programs, 252 Altmeyer 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 Income 
Security Programs 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 
    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 to:
    (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) Publish notice of the computer matching program in the Federal 
    (4) Furnish detailed reports about matching programs to Congress 
and OMB;
    (5) Notify applicants and beneficiaries that their records are 
subject to matching; and
    (6) 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: March 27, 2007.
Manuel J. Vaz,
Acting Deputy Commissioner for Disability and Income Security Programs.

Notice of Computer Matching Program, Social Security Administration 
(SSA) With the States

A. Participating Agencies

    SSA and the States.

B. Purpose of the Matching Program

    The purpose of this matching program is to establish the 
conditions, safeguards and procedures under which the States may obtain 
SSN verification and certain SSA information relating to the 
eligibility for, and payment of, Social Security, Supplemental Security 
Income and Special Veterans Benefits, including certain tax return, 
quarters of coverage, prisoner and death information. This information 
is available from various SSA systems of records.
    Individual agreements with the States will describe the information 
to be

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disclosed and the conditions under which SSA agrees to disclose such 

C. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program

    This matching program is carried out under the authority of the 
Privacy Act of 1974, as amended; sections 202(x)(3)(B)(iv), 205(r)(3), 
1137, 1106, and 453 of the Social Security Act; sections 402, 412, 421 
and 435 of Pub. L. 104-193; Pub. L. 108-458; section 6301(I)(7) of 
Title 26 of the Internal Revenue Code and SSA's Privacy Act Regulations 
(20 CFR 410.150).

D. Categories of Records and Individuals Covered by the Matching 

    States will provide SSA with names and other identifying 
information of appropriate benefit applicants or recipients. Specific 
information from participating States will be matched, as provided in 
the agreement for the specific programs, with the following systems of 
records maintained by SSA.
    1. SDX--Supplemental Security Record/Special Veteran's Benefits 
(SSR/SVB) System, SSA/ODSSIS (60-0103);
    2. BENDEX--Master Beneficiary Record (MBR), SSA/ORSIS (60-0090) and 
the Earnings Recording and Self-Employment Income System, SSA/OEEAS 
    3. EVS--Master Files of Social Security Number (SSN) Holders and 
SSN Applications, SSA/OEEAS (60-0058);
    4. SVES--SSR/SVB, SSA/ODSSIS (60-0103); MBR, SSA/ORSIS (60-0090); 
the Earnings Recording and Self-Employment Income System, SSA/OEEAS 
(60-0059); the Master Files of SSN Holders and SSN Applications, SSA/
OEEAS (60-0058); and the Prisoner Update Processing System (PUPS), SSA/
OEEAS (60-0269);
    5. Quarters of Coverage Query--the Earnings Recording and Self-
Employment Income System, SSA/OEEAS (60-0059) and the Master Files of 
SSN Holders and SSN Applications, SSA/OEEAS (60-0058);
    6. Prisoner Query--PUPS, SSA/OEEAS (60-0269).

E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program

    The matching program will become effective no sooner than 40 days 
after notice of the matching 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.
    Individual State matching agreements under the matching program 
will become effective upon the effective date of this matching program 
or the signing of the agreements by the parties to the individual 
agreements, whichever is later. The duration of individual State 
matching agreements will be subject to the timeframes and limitations 
contained in this matching program.

[FR Doc. E7-6497 Filed 4-5-07; 8:45 am]