Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (Social Security Administration/Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (SSA/IRS))-Match Number 1310, 41961-41962 [E9-19920]

Download as PDF 41961 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 159 / Wednesday, August 19, 2009 / Notices respondents are representative payees who receive and use benefits on behalf of Social Security beneficiaries. Type of Collection: Extension of an OMB-approved information collection. Number of respondents Regulation section Completion time (hours) Burden (hours) 404.2035(d) ................................................................................................................ 404.2035(f) ................................................................................................................. 416.635(d) .................................................................................................................. 416.635(f) ................................................................................................................... 550,000 5,500 300,000 3,000 .083 .083 .083 .083 45,650 457 24,900 249 Total .................................................................................................................... 858,500 .............................. 71,256 II. SSA has submitted the information collections we list below to OMB for clearance. Your comments on the information collections would be most useful if OMB and SSA receive them within 30 days from the date of this publication. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no later than September 18, 2009. You can obtain a copy of the OMB clearance packages by calling the SSA Director for Reports Clearance at 410–965–0454 or by writing to the above email address. 1. Medicare Part B Income-Related Premium—Life-Changing Event Form 0960–0735. Per the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, selected recipients of Medicare Part B insurance pay an income-related monthly adjustment amount (IRMAA). The Internal Revenue Service uses income tax return data to determine the amount of the IRMAA. SSA uses Form SSA–44 to determine if a recipient qualifies for a reduction in IRMMA. If affected Medicare Part B recipients believe more recent tax data should be used because a life-changing event has occurred that significantly reduces his/her income, they can report these changes to SSA Number of respondents Method of information collection and ask for a new initial determination of his/her IRMAA. The respondents are Medicare Part B recipients who have a modified adjusted gross income over a high-income ‘‘threshold.’’ Note: This is a correction notice. SSA published this information collection as an extension on June 25, 2009, at 74 FR 30353. Since we are revising the Privacy Act Statement, this is now a revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated annual burden (hours) Personal Interview ................................................................... Form ......................................................................................... 128,000 32,000 1 1 30 45 64,000 24,000 Totals ................................................................................ 160,000 .............................. .............................. 88,000 Dated: August 14, 2009. Elizabeth A. Davidson, Director, Center for Reports Clearance, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. E9–19905 Filed 8–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA–2009–0018] Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (Social Security Administration/Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (SSA/IRS))—Match Number 1310 AGENCY: Social Security Administration jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES (SSA). ACTION: Notice of renewal of an existing computer matching program scheduled to expire on October 3, 2009. In accordance with the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces renewal of an existing computer matching program that we are currently conducting with IRS. SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:53 Aug 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 DATES: We 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). Renewal of the matching program will be effective as indicated below. Interested parties may comment on this notice by either telefaxing to (410) 965–0201 or writing to the Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance and Management, 800 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401. All comments received will be available for public inspection at this address. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance and Management as shown above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 conditions under which computer matching involving federal agencies could be performed and adding certain protections for persons 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 persons. 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 other agencies participating in the matching programs; (2) Obtain approval of the matching agreement by the Data Integrity Boards of the participating federal agencies; E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 41962 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 159 / Wednesday, August 19, 2009 / Notices (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 a person’s benefits or payments. B. SSA Computer Matches Subject to the Privacy Act We have taken action to ensure that all our computer matching programs comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended. Dated: May 22, 2009. Mary Glenn-Croft, Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance and Management. Notice of Computer Matching Program, SSA With IRS A. Participating Agencies SSA and IRS jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES B. Purpose of the Matching Program This agreement sets forth the terms under which IRS agrees to disclose to us certain tax return information for the purpose of establishing the correct amount of Medicare Part B premium subsidy adjustment under Section 1839(i) of the Social Security Act (Act), which was enacted by Section 811 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003. C. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program Section 6103(1)(20) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC 6103(1)(20)) authorizes IRS to disclose specified tax return information to us with respect to taxpayers whose Part B insurance premium may (according to IRS records) be subject to adjustment pursuant to Section 1839(i) of the Act, for the purpose of establishing the amount of any such adjustment. Section 1839(i) of the Act requires us to determine the amount of a beneficiary’s Part B premium subsidy adjustment if the Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) is above the applicable threshold as established in Section 1839(i) of the Act. Pursuant to Section 1839(i) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1395r), we determine whether a Medicare Part B beneficiary pays a larger percentage of the Part B premium than a beneficiary with income below the applicable threshold. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:53 Aug 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 D. Categories of Records and Persons Covered by the Matching Program We will disclose to IRS the names and Social Security numbers (SSNs) of all appropriate beneficiaries who either are enrolled or have become entitled to Medicare Part B. On a weekly basis, we will provide IRS with this information with respect to SSA Part B beneficiaries who: a. Are enrolled in Medicare under the rules in Section 1837 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1395p) and have not dis-enrolled from Medicare Part B; or b. Have filed applications specifically for Medicare Part B; or c. Have been determined to have retroactive Medicare Part B entitlement. As part of the weekly transmission, we will include the name, SSN, premium year, and income threshold amounts for new Part B enrollees. Once each year, we will provide the name, SSN, premium year, and income threshold amounts for all appropriate enrollees in Part B. We will use information obtained in this annual request to determine Part B premium subsidy adjustments for the coming premium year. At the time of the annual exchange, we include the name, SSN, premium year, income threshold amounts, and requested tax year with respect to all enrollees who asked us to use a more recent tax year or for beneficiaries where IRS provided 3year-old tax data on the initial request. We will use the information obtained to correct Part B premium subsidy adjustments for the requested premium year. On a weekly basis, IRS will extract MAGI data pertaining to the Part B enrollees from the Return Transaction File. IRS will extract MAGI data pertaining to the tax year beginning in the second calendar year preceding the year for which the premium subsidy adjustment is being calculated (the premium year). When MAGI data for the second tax year preceding the premium year is not available as of October 16 of the year immediately preceding the premium year, MAGI data pertaining to the third tax year preceding the premium year will be provided to us. For the annual request, IRS will extract MAGI data as described above and provide the responsive records to us. For requests seeking more recent tax year data, IRS will extract MAGI data of the requested year, and provide the information to us. E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program The matching program will become effective no sooner than 40 days after PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. E9–19920 Filed 8–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; New System of Records AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA). ACTION: Proposed system of records and routine uses. SUMMARY: We are issuing public notice of our intent to establish a new system of records and routine uses applicable to this system of records in accordance with the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (e)(11)). The proposed system of records is entitled the Race and Ethnicity Collection System (60–0104), hereinafter referred to as the RECS system of records. We discuss the system of records in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. We invite public comments on this proposal. DATES: We filed a report of the proposed RECS system of records and routine use disclosures with the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the Director, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on August 13, 2009. The proposed RECS system of records and routine uses will become effective on October 9, 2009, unless we receive comments before that date that would result in a contrary determination. ADDRESSES: Interested persons may comment on this publication by writing to the Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, Social Security Administration, Room 3–A–6 Operations Building, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21235– 6401. All comments we receive will be available for public inspection at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alicia Matthews, Social Insurance Specialist (Senior Analyst), Disclosure Policy Development and Services Division 1, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No. SSA-2009-0018]


Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program 
(Social Security Administration/Department of the Treasury, Internal 
Revenue Service (SSA/IRS))--Match Number 1310

AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA).

ACTION: Notice of renewal of an existing computer matching program 
scheduled to expire on October 3, 2009.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice 
announces renewal of an existing computer matching program that we are 
currently conducting with IRS.

DATES: We 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). Renewal of the matching program 
will be effective as indicated below.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by either 
telefaxing to (410) 965-0201 or writing to the Deputy Commissioner for 
Budget, Finance and Management, 800 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 Deputy Commissioner for Budget, 
Finance and Management 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 
conditions under which computer matching involving federal agencies 
could be performed and adding certain protections for persons 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 persons.
    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 other agencies participating 
in the matching programs;
    (2) Obtain approval of the matching agreement by the Data Integrity 
Boards of the participating federal agencies;

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    (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 a person's benefits or payments.

B. SSA Computer Matches Subject to the Privacy Act

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

    Dated: May 22, 2009.
Mary Glenn-Croft,
Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance and Management.

Notice of Computer Matching Program, SSA With IRS

A. Participating Agencies

 SSA and IRS

B. Purpose of the Matching Program

    This agreement sets forth the terms under which IRS agrees to 
disclose to us certain tax return information for the purpose of 
establishing the correct amount of Medicare Part B premium subsidy 
adjustment under Section 1839(i) of the Social Security Act (Act), 
which was enacted by Section 811 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, 
Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003.

C. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program

    Section 6103(1)(20) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC 6103(1)(20)) 
authorizes IRS to disclose specified tax return information to us with 
respect to taxpayers whose Part B insurance premium may (according to 
IRS records) be subject to adjustment pursuant to Section 1839(i) of 
the Act, for the purpose of establishing the amount of any such 
adjustment.
    Section 1839(i) of the Act requires us to determine the amount of a 
beneficiary's Part B premium subsidy adjustment if the Modified 
Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) is above the applicable threshold as 
established in Section 1839(i) of the Act. Pursuant to Section 1839(i) 
of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1395r), we determine whether a Medicare Part B 
beneficiary pays a larger percentage of the Part B premium than a 
beneficiary with income below the applicable threshold.

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

    We will disclose to IRS the names and Social Security numbers 
(SSNs) of all appropriate beneficiaries who either are enrolled or have 
become entitled to Medicare Part B. On a weekly basis, we will provide 
IRS with this information with respect to SSA Part B beneficiaries who:
    a. Are enrolled in Medicare under the rules in Section 1837 of the 
Act (42 U.S.C. 1395p) and have not dis-enrolled from Medicare Part B; 
or
    b. Have filed applications specifically for Medicare Part B; or
    c. Have been determined to have retroactive Medicare Part B 
entitlement.
    As part of the weekly transmission, we will include the name, SSN, 
premium year, and income threshold amounts for new Part B enrollees. 
Once each year, we will provide the name, SSN, premium year, and income 
threshold amounts for all appropriate enrollees in Part B. We will use 
information obtained in this annual request to determine Part B premium 
subsidy adjustments for the coming premium year. At the time of the 
annual exchange, we include the name, SSN, premium year, income 
threshold amounts, and requested tax year with respect to all enrollees 
who asked us to use a more recent tax year or for beneficiaries where 
IRS provided 3-year-old tax data on the initial request. We will use 
the information obtained to correct Part B premium subsidy adjustments 
for the requested premium year.
    On a weekly basis, IRS will extract MAGI data pertaining to the 
Part B enrollees from the Return Transaction File. IRS will extract 
MAGI data pertaining to the tax year beginning in the second calendar 
year preceding the year for which the premium subsidy adjustment is 
being calculated (the premium year). When MAGI data for the second tax 
year preceding the premium year is not available as of October 16 of 
the year immediately preceding the premium year, MAGI data pertaining 
to the third tax year preceding the premium year will be provided to 
us.
    For the annual request, IRS will extract MAGI data as described 
above and provide the responsive records to us. For requests seeking 
more recent tax year data, IRS will extract MAGI data of the requested 
year, and provide the information to us.

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.

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