Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA))-Match Number 1008, 9373-9374 [E7-3578]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 40 / Thursday, March 1, 2007 / Notices those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for inspection and copying in the Commission’s Public Reference Room. Copies of such filing will also be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of Phlx. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File No. SR–Phlx–2007–04 and should be submitted on or before March 22, 2007. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.18 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–3563 Filed 2–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA 2007–0013] Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/ Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA))—Match Number 1008 AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA). Notice of a renewal of a computer matching program. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a renewal of a computer matching program that SSA will conduct with VA/VBA. 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 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. 18 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:01 Feb 28, 2007 Jkt 211001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Associate Commissioner for Income Security Programs as shown above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. General The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (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 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 agreements; (3) Publish notice of the computer matching program in the Federal Register; (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: February 22, 2007. Martin H. Gerry, Deputy Commissioner for Disability and Income Security Programs. Notice of Computer Matching Program, Social Security Administration (SSA) With Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) Match Number 1008 A. Participating Agencies SSA and VA/VBA. B. Purpose of the Matching Program The purpose of this matching program is to establish the conditions for VA/ VBA as the source agency to disclose PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9373 VA compensation and pension payment data to SSA, the recipient agency. This disclosure will provide SSA with information necessary to identify certain Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Special Veterans Benefit (SVB) recipients under titles XVI and VIII of the Social Security Act (the Act) respectively, who receive VAadministered benefits. SSA will then update the SSI/SVB records to reflect the presence of such payments. The disclosure will also enable SSA to efficiently implement a Medicare outreach program mandated by Section 1144 of title XI of the Act. Information disclosed by VA will enable SSA to identify income limits for certain individuals; to determine their potential eligibility for Medicare Savings Programs, and to identify these individuals to the States. C. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program The legal authority for SSA to conduct this matching activity is contained in sections 1631(e)(1)(B) and 1631(f) of the Act, (42 U.S.C. 1383(e)(1)(B) and 1383(f)(SSI)), and section 806(b) of the Act, (42 U.S.C. 1006(b)(SVB)) and section 1144 of the Act, (42 U.S.C. 1320b–14). SSA is required to verify declarations of applicants for, and recipients of, SSI payments before making a determination of eligibility or payment amount. The legal authority for VA to disclose information for this match is contained in section 1631(f) of the Act, (42 U.S.C. Section 1383(f)). That section requires Federal agencies to provide such information as the Commissioner of Social Security needs for purposes of determining eligibility for or amount of benefits, or verifying other information with respect thereto. D. Categories of Records and Individuals Covered by the Matching Program VA will provide SSA with electronic files containing compensation and pension payment data from its system of records entitled the Compensation, Pension, Education and Rehabilitation Records—VA (58VA21/22) first published at 41 FR 9294 (March 3, 1976), and last amended at 70 FR 34186 (June 13, 2005), with other amendments as cited therein. SSA will then match VA data with SSI/SVB payment information maintained in its system of records entitled Supplemental Security Income Record and Special Veterans Benefits (SSA/OEEAS 60–0103.) Routine use 21 of 58VA21/22 and routine use 3 of 60–0103 permits E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 9374 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 40 / Thursday, March 1, 2007 / Notices disclosure of the subject records for matching purposes. 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. [FR Doc. E7–3578 Filed 2–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA–2007–0014] Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended; Computer Matching Program (Social Security Administration (SSA)/Law Enforcement Agencies (LA))—Match Number 5001 AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA). Notice of a renewal computer matching program, which is expected to begin April 9, 2007. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES ACTION: 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 the Law Enforcement Agencies. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. General The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100– VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:01 Feb 28, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 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 agreements; (3) Publish notice of the computer matching program in the Federal Register; (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: February 23, 2007. Martin H. Gerry, Deputy Commissioner for Disability and Income Security Programs. Notice of Computer Matching Program, Social Security Administration (SSA) With Law Enforcement Agencies (LA) A. Participating Agencies C. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program This matching program is carried out under the authority of sections 202(x)(1)(A)(iv) and (v), 202(x)(3), 205(j)(2), 804(a)(2), 807(b) and (d), 1611(e)(4) and (5) and 1631(a)(2) of the Social Security Act. D. Categories of Records and Individuals Covered by the Matching Program LA will submit names and other identifying information of individuals who are fugitive felons or parole or probation violators. The Master Files of Social Security Numbers (SSN) Holder and SSN Applications system of records, SSA/OEEAS 60–0058, contains the SSNs and identifying information for all SSN holders. The Master Beneficiary Record system of records, SSA/ORSIS 60–0090, and the Supplemental Income Record/Special Veterans Benefit system of records, SSA/OEEAS 60–0103, contain beneficiary and payment information. The Master Representative Payee File system of records, SSA/OISP 60–0222, contains information on individuals acting in a representative payee capacity. SSA will match data from these systems of records with data received from the LAs as a first step in detecting certain fugitive felons and parole or probation violators who should not be receiving benefits under titles II, VIII or XVI or who are prohibited from serving as a representative payee. 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. [FR Doc. E7–3580 Filed 2–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SSA and LA. B. Purpose of the Matching Program The purpose of this matching program is to establish the conditions under which LA agree to disclose fugitive felon and parole or probation violator information to SSA. SSA will use this information to determine eligibility under titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act and to select representative payees. PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5703] Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Youth Leadership Program for Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Nicaragua Announcement Type: New Grant. E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 40 (Thursday, March 1, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9373-9374]
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[FR Doc No: E7-3578]


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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No. SSA 2007-0013]


Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Benefit Administration 
(VBA))--Match Number 1008

AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA).

ACTION: Notice of a renewal of a computer matching program.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as 
amended, this notice announces a renewal of a computer matching program 
that SSA will conduct with VA/VBA.

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 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. General

    The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (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 
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 
agreements;
    (3) Publish notice of the computer matching program in the Federal 
Register;
    (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: February 22, 2007.
Martin H. Gerry,
Deputy Commissioner for Disability and Income Security Programs.

Notice of Computer Matching Program, Social Security Administration 
(SSA) With Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Benefit 
Administration (VBA) Match Number 1008

A. Participating Agencies

    SSA and VA/VBA.

B. Purpose of the Matching Program

    The purpose of this matching program is to establish the conditions 
for VA/VBA as the source agency to disclose VA compensation and pension 
payment data to SSA, the recipient agency. This disclosure will provide 
SSA with information necessary to identify certain Supplemental 
Security Income (SSI) and Special Veterans Benefit (SVB) recipients 
under titles XVI and VIII of the Social Security Act (the Act) 
respectively, who receive VA-administered benefits. SSA will then 
update the SSI/SVB records to reflect the presence of such payments.
    The disclosure will also enable SSA to efficiently implement a 
Medicare outreach program mandated by Section 1144 of title XI of the 
Act. Information disclosed by VA will enable SSA to identify income 
limits for certain individuals; to determine their potential 
eligibility for Medicare Savings Programs, and to identify these 
individuals to the States.

C. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program

    The legal authority for SSA to conduct this matching activity is 
contained in sections 1631(e)(1)(B) and 1631(f) of the Act, (42 U.S.C. 
1383(e)(1)(B) and 1383(f)(SSI)), and section 806(b) of the Act, (42 
U.S.C. 1006(b)(SVB)) and section 1144 of the Act, (42 U.S.C. 1320b-14). 
SSA is required to verify declarations of applicants for, and 
recipients of, SSI payments before making a determination of 
eligibility or payment amount.
    The legal authority for VA to disclose information for this match 
is contained in section 1631(f) of the Act, (42 U.S.C. Section 
1383(f)). That section requires Federal agencies to provide such 
information as the Commissioner of Social Security needs for purposes 
of determining eligibility for or amount of benefits, or verifying 
other information with respect thereto.

D. Categories of Records and Individuals Covered by the Matching 
Program

    VA will provide SSA with electronic files containing compensation 
and pension payment data from its system of records entitled the 
Compensation, Pension, Education and Rehabilitation Records--VA 
(58VA21/22) first published at 41 FR 9294 (March 3, 1976), and last 
amended at 70 FR 34186 (June 13, 2005), with other amendments as cited 
therein. SSA will then match VA data with SSI/SVB payment information 
maintained in its system of records entitled Supplemental Security 
Income Record and Special Veterans Benefits (SSA/OEEAS 60-0103.) 
Routine use 21 of 58VA21/22 and routine use 3 of 60-0103 permits

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disclosure of the subject records for matching purposes.

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.

[FR Doc. E7-3578 Filed 2-28-07; 8:45 am]
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