Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Matching Program, 21713-21714 [2013-08532]

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Privacy Act of 1974: Computer Eligibility for nonservice-connected and Matching Program zero percent noncompensable serviceAGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. connected veterans is determined based ACTION: Notice of Computer Match on the veteran’s inability to defray the Program. expenses for necessary care as defined in 38 U.S.C. 1722. This determination SUMMARY: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a, the can affect their responsibility to Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, and participate in the cost of their care the Office of Management and Budget through copayments and their (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of assignment to an enrollment priority Matching Programs, notice is hereby group. The goal of this match is to given that the Department of Veterans obtain SSA earned income information Affairs (VA) intends to conduct a data needed for the income verification computer matching program with the process. The VA records involved in the Social Security Administration (SSA). match are ‘‘Enrollment and Eligibility Data from the proposed match will be Records—VA’’ (147VA16). The SSA used to verify the earned income of records are from the Earnings Recording nonservice-connected veterans, and and Self-Employment Income System, those veterans who are zero percent SSA/OEEAS 09–60–0059 and Master service-connected (noncompensable), Files of Social Security Number Holders whose eligibility for VA medical care is and SSN Applications, SSA/OEEAS, based on their inability to defray the 60–0058, (referred to as ‘‘the cost of medical care. These veterans Numident’’). A copy of this notice has supply household income information been sent to both Houses of Congress that includes their spouses and and OMB. dependents at the time of application This matching agreement expires 18 for VA health care benefits. months after its effective date. This DATES: Effective Date: This match will match will not continue past the start April 9, 2013, unless comments legislative authorized date to obtain this dictate otherwise. information. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be Approved: March 26, 2013. submitted through John R. Gingrich, www.Regulations.gov; by mail or handChief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs. delivery to the Director, Regulations [FR Doc. 2013–08531 Filed 4–10–13; 8:45 am] Management (02REG), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue BILLING CODE 8320–01–P NW., Room 1068, Washington, DC 20420; or by fax to (202) 273–9026. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS Copies of comments received will be AFFAIRS available for public inspection in the Office of Regulation Policy and Management, Room 1063B, between the Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Matching Program hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. holidays). Please call (202) 461–4902 for ACTION: Notice of Computer Matching an appointment. In addition, during the Program. comment period, comments may be SUPPLEMENTAL DIC TO CHILDREN [38 U.S.C. 1311] 21713 PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 21714 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 70 / Thursday, April 11, 2013 / Notices The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides notice that it intends to conduct a recurring computer-matching program matching Office of Personnel Management (OPM) records with VA pension and dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) records. The purpose of this match is to identify beneficiaries who are receiving VA benefits and payment under the Civil Service Retirement Act or Federal Employees’ Retirement System Act, and to adjust or terminate benefits, if appropriate. SUMMARY: The match will start no sooner than 30 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register (FR), 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 TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:37 Apr 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 delivery to the Director, Regulations Management (02REG), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW., Room 1068, Washington, DC 20420; or by fax (202) 273–9026. Copies of comments received will be available for public inspection in the Office of Regulation Policy Management, Room 10638, 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 Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Nicely, Pension Analyst, Pension and Fiduciary Service (21P), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632–8863. 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 retirement annuity payment information maintained by OPM. VA will use this information to verify income information submitted by beneficiaries in VA’s needs-based benefits programs and adjust VA benefit payments as prescribed by law. The proposed matching program will enable VA to ensure accurate reporting of income. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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 with respect to payment of benefits. VA records involved in the match are in ‘‘Compensation, Pension, Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation Records— VA (58 VA 21/22/28),’’ a system of records that was first published at 41 FR 9294 (March 3, 1976), amended and republished in its entirety at 74 FR 29275 (June 19, 2009), and last amended at 75 FR 22187 (April 27, 2010). The routine use is number 39 regarding computer matches. The OPM records involved in the match are from the OPM Civil Service Retirement Pay File identified as OPM/Central-1, Civil Service Retirement and Insurance Records, published at 73 FR 15013 (March 20, 2008). The routine use is ‘‘I.’’ 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 the Office of Management and Budget. This notice is provided in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 as amended by Public Law 100–503. Approved: March 26, 2013. John R. Gingrich, Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–08532 Filed 4–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 70 (Thursday, April 11, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21713-21714]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-08532]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Matching Program

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice of Computer Matching Program.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides notice that 
it intends to conduct a recurring computer-matching program matching 
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) records with VA pension and 
dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) records. The purpose of 
this match is to identify beneficiaries who are receiving VA benefits 
and payment under the Civil Service Retirement Act or Federal 
Employees' Retirement System Act, and to adjust or terminate benefits, 
if appropriate.

DATES: The match will start no sooner than 30 days after publication of 
this notice in the Federal Register (FR), 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 (202) 273-
9026. Copies of comments received will be available for public 
inspection in the Office of Regulation Policy Management, Room 10638, 
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 Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Nicely, Pension Analyst, 
Pension and Fiduciary Service (21P), 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 retirement annuity payment information maintained by OPM. 
VA will use this information to verify income information submitted by 
beneficiaries in VA's needs-based benefits programs and adjust VA 
benefit payments as prescribed by law. The proposed matching program 
will enable VA to ensure accurate reporting of income.
    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 with respect to payment of 
benefits.
    VA records involved in the match are in ``Compensation, Pension, 
Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation Records--VA (58 VA 21/22/
28),'' a system of records that was first published at 41 FR 9294 
(March 3, 1976), amended and republished in its entirety at 74 FR 29275 
(June 19, 2009), and last amended at 75 FR 22187 (April 27, 2010). The 
routine use is number 39 regarding computer matches. The OPM records 
involved in the match are from the OPM Civil Service Retirement Pay 
File identified as OPM/Central-1, Civil Service Retirement and 
Insurance Records, published at 73 FR 15013 (March 20, 2008). The 
routine use is ``I.''
    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 the Office of Management and Budget. This notice is provided in 
accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 as amended by 
Public Law 100-503.

    Approved: March 26, 2013.
John R. Gingrich,
Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-08532 Filed 4-10-13; 8:45 am]
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