Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Matching Program, 5563-5564 [2013-01531]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 17 / Friday, January 25, 2013 / Notices and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8872, Political Organization Report of Contributions and Expenditures. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before March 26, 2013 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Martha R. Brinson at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, (202)–622–3869, or through the Internet at Martha.R.Brinson@irs.gov. 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AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides notice that it intends to conduct a recurring computer-matching program matching Social Security Administration (SSA) income data from the Earnings Recording and Self-Employment Income System (also referred to as the Master Earnings File (MEF)) with VA pension, compensation, and parents’ dependency and indemnity compensation records. The purpose of this match is to identify applicants and beneficiaries who have applied for or who are receiving VA benefits and received earned income, and to adjust or terminate VA benefits, if appropriate. DATES: The match will start no sooner than 30 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register or 40 days after copies of this notice and the agreement of the parties are submitted to Congress and the Office of Management and Budget, whichever is later, and end not more than 18 months after the agreement is properly implemented by the parties. The involved agencies’ Data Integrity Boards SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00157 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5563 (DIB) may extend this match for 12 months provided the agencies certify to their DIBs, within 3 months of the ending date of the original match, that the matching program will be conducted without change and that the matching program has been conducted in compliance with the original matching program. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted through www.Regulations.gov; by mail or handdelivery to the Director, Regulations Management (02REG), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW., Room 1068, Washington, DC 20420; or by fax to (202) 273–9026. Copies of comments received will be available for public inspection in the Office of Regulation Policy and Management, Room 1063B, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays). Please call (202) 461–4902 for an appointment. In addition, during the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Nicely, Pension Analyst, Pension and Fiduciary Service (21PF), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632–8863. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VA plans to match records of applicants and beneficiaries, including veterans and survivors, and their eligible dependent(s), who have applied for or who are receiving needs-based VA benefits, with earned income information maintained by SSA. VA will also match records of veterans, who have applied for or who are receiving disability compensation at the 100 percent rate based on unemployability, with SSA earned income information. VA will use this information to verify income information submitted by beneficiaries and adjust VA benefit payments as prescribed by law. The proposed matching program will enable VA to ensure accurate reporting of income and employment status. The legal authority to conduct this match is 38 U.S.C. 5106, which requires any Federal department or agency to provide VA such information as VA requests for the purposes of determining eligibility for benefits or verifying other information concerning the payment of benefits. In addition, 26 U.S.C. 6103(l)(7) authorizes the disclosure of tax return information to VA. VA records involved in the match are in ‘‘Compensation, Pension, Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation and E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 5564 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 17 / Friday, January 25, 2013 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Employment Records—VA (58VA21/22/ 28),’’ a system of records which was first published at 41 FR 9294 (March 3, 1976), amended and republished in its entirety at 77 FR 42593 (July 19, 2012). The SSA records are from the system of records identified as the Earnings Recording and Self-Employment Income VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Jan 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 System (MEF), 60–0059, published at 71 FR 1819 (January 11, 2006). In accordance with the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2) and (r), copies of the agreement are being sent to both Houses of Congress and to OMB. This notice is provided in accordance with provisions PO 00000 Frm 00158 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 of the Privacy Act of 1974 as amended by Public Law 100–503. Approved: January 8, 2013. John R. Gingrich, Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–01531 Filed 1–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 17 (Friday, January 25, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5563-5564]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01531]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Matching Program

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides notice that 
it intends to conduct a recurring computer-matching program matching 
Social Security Administration (SSA) income data from the Earnings 
Recording and Self-Employment Income System (also referred to as the 
Master Earnings File (MEF)) with VA pension, compensation, and parents' 
dependency and indemnity compensation records. The purpose of this 
match is to identify applicants and beneficiaries who have applied for 
or who are receiving VA benefits and received earned income, and to 
adjust or terminate VA benefits, if appropriate.

DATES: The match will start no sooner than 30 days after publication of 
this notice in the Federal Register or 40 days after copies of this 
notice and the agreement of the parties are submitted to Congress and 
the Office of Management and Budget, whichever is later, and end not 
more than 18 months after the agreement is properly implemented by the 
parties. The involved agencies' Data Integrity Boards (DIB) may extend 
this match for 12 months provided the agencies certify to their DIBs, 
within 3 months of the ending date of the original match, that the 
matching program will be conducted without change and that the matching 
program has been conducted in compliance with the original matching 
program.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted through 
www.Regulations.gov; by mail or hand-delivery to the Director, 
Regulations Management (02REG), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 
Vermont Ave. NW., Room 1068, Washington, DC 20420; or by fax to (202) 
273-9026. Copies of comments received will be available for public 
inspection in the Office of Regulation Policy and Management, Room 
1063B, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday (except holidays). Please call (202) 461-4902 for an 
appointment. In addition, during the comment period, comments may be 
viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at 
www.Regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Nicely, Pension Analyst, 
Pension and Fiduciary Service (21PF), Department of Veterans Affairs, 
810 Vermont Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632-8863.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VA plans to match records of applicants and 
beneficiaries, including veterans and survivors, and their eligible 
dependent(s), who have applied for or who are receiving needs-based VA 
benefits, with earned income information maintained by SSA. VA will 
also match records of veterans, who have applied for or who are 
receiving disability compensation at the 100 percent rate based on 
unemployability, with SSA earned income information. VA will use this 
information to verify income information submitted by beneficiaries and 
adjust VA benefit payments as prescribed by law. The proposed matching 
program will enable VA to ensure accurate reporting of income and 
employment status.
    The legal authority to conduct this match is 38 U.S.C. 5106, which 
requires any Federal department or agency to provide VA such 
information as VA requests for the purposes of determining eligibility 
for benefits or verifying other information concerning the payment of 
benefits. In addition, 26 U.S.C. 6103(l)(7) authorizes the disclosure 
of tax return information to VA.
    VA records involved in the match are in ``Compensation, Pension, 
Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation and

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Employment Records--VA (58VA21/22/28),'' a system of records which was 
first published at 41 FR 9294 (March 3, 1976), amended and republished 
in its entirety at 77 FR 42593 (July 19, 2012). The SSA records are 
from the system of records identified as the Earnings Recording and 
Self-Employment Income System (MEF), 60-0059, published at 71 FR 1819 
(January 11, 2006).
    In accordance with the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2) and (r), 
copies of the agreement are being sent to both Houses of Congress and 
to OMB. This notice is provided in accordance with provisions of the 
Privacy Act of 1974 as amended by Public Law 100-503.

     Approved: January 8, 2013.
John R. Gingrich,
Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-01531 Filed 1-24-13; 8:45 am]
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