Privacy Act of 1974: Computer Matching Program, 32711 [2013-12306]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 105 / Friday, May 31, 2013 / Notices service in the Armed Forces, provide an ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of the rating schedule, and give advice on the most appropriate means of responding to the needs of Veterans relating to disability compensation. The Committee will receive briefings on issues related to compensation for Veterans with service-connected disabilities and other VA benefits programs. Time will be allocated for receiving public comments in the afternoon. Public comments will be limited to three minutes each. Individuals wishing to make oral statements before the Committee will be accommodated on a first-come, firstserved basis. Individuals who speak are invited to submit 1–2 page summaries of their comments at the time of the meeting for inclusion in the official meeting record. The public may submit written statements for the Committee’s review to Nancy Copeland, Acting Designated Federal Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration, Compensation Service, Regulation Staff (211D), 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email at nancy.copeland@va.gov. Because the meeting is being held in a government building, a photo I.D. must be presented at the Guard’s Desk as a part of the clearance process. Therefore, you should allow an additional 15 minutes before the meeting begins. Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting or seeking additional information should email Mrs. Copeland or call her at (202) 461–9685. Dated: May 24, 2013. By Direction of the Secretary. Vivian Drake, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–12891 Filed 5–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Privacy Act of 1974: Computer Matching Program Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides notice that it intends to conduct a recurring VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:40 May 30, 2013 Jkt 229001 computer-matching program matching Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Federal tax information with VA pension 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 unearned 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 agencies are submitted to Congress and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), whichever is later, and end not more than 18 months after the agreement is properly implemented by the agencies. The agencies’ Data Integrity Boards (DIB) may extend this agreement for 12 months provided the agencies certify to their DIBs, within 3 months of the ending date of the original agreement, that the matching program will be conducted without change and that the matching program has been conducted in compliance with the original agreement. 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 who have applied for or who are receiving needs-based VA benefits, with unearned income PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 32711 information maintained by IRS. VA will use this information to verify income information submitted by applicants and beneficiaries and deny or adjust VA benefit payments as prescribed by law. The 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 information upon request for the purposes of determining eligibility for benefits or verifying other information that affects payment of benefits. In addition, 26 U.S.C. 6103(l)(7) authorizes IRS to disclose Federal tax information to VA. VA records involved in the match are in ‘‘Compensation, Pension, Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Records—VA (58VA21/22/ 28),’’ a system of records that was first published at 41 FR 9294 (March 3, 1976), amended and republished in its entirety at 77 FR 42593 (July 19, 2012). The IRS records are from the system of records identified as the Information Return Master File (IRMF)/IRS 22.061, as published at 73 FR 13302 (March 12, 2008), through the Disclosure of Information to Federal, State and Local Agencies (DIFSLA) program. In accordance with the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2) and (r), VA is providing copies of the agreement to both Houses of Congress and to OMB. VA is publishing this Federal Register notice in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(12). Signing Authority: The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, approved this document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Jose D. Riojas, Interim Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this document on May 20, 2013 for publication. Dated: May 20, 2013. Robert C. McFetridge, Director of Regulation Policy and Management, Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–12306 Filed 5–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Privacy Act of 1974: Computer 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 
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Federal tax information with VA pension 
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 unearned 
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 agencies are submitted to Congress and 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), whichever is later, and end 
not more than 18 months after the agreement is properly implemented by 
the agencies. The agencies' Data Integrity Boards (DIB) may extend this 
agreement for 12 months provided the agencies certify to their DIBs, 
within 3 months of the ending date of the original agreement, that the 
matching program will be conducted without change and that the matching 
program has been conducted in compliance with the original agreement.

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 who have applied for or who are receiving needs-based VA 
benefits, with unearned income information maintained by IRS. VA will 
use this information to verify income information submitted by 
applicants and beneficiaries and deny or adjust VA benefit payments as 
prescribed by law. The 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 information 
upon request for the purposes of determining eligibility for benefits 
or verifying other information that affects payment of benefits. In 
addition, 26 U.S.C. 6103(l)(7) authorizes IRS to disclose Federal tax 
information to VA.
    VA records involved in the match are in ``Compensation, Pension, 
Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Records--VA 
(58VA21/22/28),'' a system of records that was first published at 41 FR 
9294 (March 3, 1976), amended and republished in its entirety at 77 FR 
42593 (July 19, 2012). The IRS records are from the system of records 
identified as the Information Return Master File (IRMF)/IRS 22.061, as 
published at 73 FR 13302 (March 12, 2008), through the Disclosure of 
Information to Federal, State and Local Agencies (DIFSLA) program.
    In accordance with the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2) and (r), VA 
is providing copies of the agreement to both Houses of Congress and to 
OMB. VA is publishing this Federal Register notice in accordance with 5 
U.S.C. 552a(e)(12).
    Signing Authority: The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, 
approved this document and authorized the undersigned to sign and 
submit the document to the Office of the Federal Register for 
publication electronically as an official document of the Department of 
Veterans Affairs. Jose D. Riojas, Interim Chief of Staff, Department of 
Veterans Affairs, approved this document on May 20, 2013 for 
publication.

    Dated: May 20, 2013.
Robert C. McFetridge,
Director of Regulation Policy and Management, Office of General 
Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-12306 Filed 5-30-13; 8:45 am]
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