Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Matching Program, 27548-27549 [2017-12395]

Download as PDF pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES 27548 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 114 / Thursday, June 15, 2017 / Notices Washington, DC 20515. This session will begin at 9:00 a.m. and adjourn at 2:00 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. The purpose of the Council is to advise the Secretary on matters affecting partnerships between VA and its academic affiliates. On July 12, 2017, the Council will receive two briefings on the Blue Ribbon Panel on VA-Medical School Affiliations and a historical review of previous NAAC recommendations. These presentations will be followed by a visit from the Interim Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs who will share his thoughts on VA transformation and entertain questions from the Council members. During the afternoon, the Council will explore potential improvements to VA’s relationship with academic affiliates and specifically discuss the responses received from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs’ March 24, 2017 letter to VA medical school affiliates. The July 12, 2017 session will conclude with presentations from the VA Office of Research and Development and the National Research Advisory Council. On July 13, 2017, the Council will receive presentations on the 2017 VA Diversity and Inclusion Summit and the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act’s Graduate Medical Education expansion effort. Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R–TN), Chairman, House Committee on Veterans Affairs, and Rep. Sanford Bishop (D–GA), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee are invited to participate in these portions of the meeting. Other topics scheduled for the July 13, 2017 session include an update on the status of VA contracting policy development relevant to academic affiliates and an exploration of future initiatives for the NAAC facilitated by the Council Chair. The Council will receive public comments from 4:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. on July 12, 2017 and again from 1:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on July 13, 2017. Interested persons may attend and present oral statements to the Council. A sign-in sheet for those who want to give comments will be available at the meeting. Individuals who speak are invited to submit a 1–2 page summary of their comments at the time of the meeting for inclusion in the official meeting record. Oral presentations will be limited to five minutes or less, depending on the number of participants. Interested parties may also provide written comments for review by the Council prior to the meeting or at any time, by email to, Steve.Trynosky@ va.gov, or via mail to Stephen K. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:10 Jun 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 Trynosky JD, MPH, MMAS, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Academic Affiliations (10A2D), 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420. Any member of the public wishing to attend or seeking additional information should contact Mr. Trynosky via email or by phone at (202) 461–6723. Because the meeting will be held in Government buildings, anyone attending must be prepared to submit to security screening and present a valid photo I.D. Please allow at least 15 minutes prior to the meeting for this process. Dated: June 12, 2017. Jelessa Burney, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–12418 Filed 6–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P compliance with the original matching program. ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning this matching program may be submitted by: Mail or hand-delivery to Director, Regulations Management (00REG), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Room 1068, Washington, DC 20420; fax to (202) 273–9026 (this is not a toll-free number); or email to www.Regulations.gov. All 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 (this is not a toll-free number) for an appointment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Matching Program Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice of computer matching program. 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) Master Beneficiary Records (MBRs) and the Master Files of Social Security Number (SSN) Holders and SSN Applications (Enumeration System) and with VA pension, compensation, and dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) records. The goal of this match is to identify beneficiaries, who are receiving VA benefits and SSA benefits or earned income, and to reduce or terminate VA benefits, if appropriate. The match will include records of current VA beneficiaries. 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 is submitted to Congress and the Office of Management and Budget, whichever is later. The match will 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 three 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Nancy C. Williams, Pension Analyst, Pension and Fiduciary Service (21P), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–8394 (this is not a tollfree telephone number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VA will use this information to verify the income information submitted by beneficiaries in VA’s needs-based benefit programs and adjust VA benefit payments as prescribed by law. 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. The VA records involved in the match are in ‘‘Compensation, Pension and Education and Rehabilitation Records— VA (58 VA 21/22/28),’’ 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 routine use is number 39 regarding computer matches. The SSA records consist of information from the system of records identified as the SSA MBR, 60–0090, and SSA Enumeration System, 60–0058, routine use number 15. In accordance with the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2) and (r), copies of the agreement are being sent to Congress and to the Office of Management and Budget. This notice is provided in accordance with the provisions of Privacy Act of 1974 as amended by Public Law 100–503. PARTICIPATING AGENCIES: The Social Security Administration (SSA) E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 114 / Thursday, June 15, 2017 / Notices AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING THE MATCHING PROGRAM: The Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a, and 38 U.S.C. 5106 authorize VA to enter into this CMA with SSA. PURPOSE(S): To re-establish a CMA with SSA for determining eligibility to continue to receive benefits authorized by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS: Veterans and beneficiaries who apply for VA income benefits. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS: VA will provide SSA with an electronic file in a format defined by SSA that contains the necessary identifying information for applicable beneficiaries and their dependents. Each VA input file will contain variables such as: Social Security Number for Primary Number Holder; Last Name; First Name; Middle Name/Initial; Date of Birth (MMDDCCYY); Sex Code (Blank); VA File Number; Agency Code ‘‘VA’’; Type of Benefit; Veteran with Spouse Indicator; Payee Number; Type of Record; Verified Payment Indicator; Verification Indicator; Processing Code ‘‘212’’; Verification Account Number (VAN); and Blanks, or Multiple Request Code. SSA will match the file against the Enumeration System and MBR will generate an output file with information on: Verification code; Death Indicator; Filler; Verification Code; Type of Benefit—Retirement (R), Disability (D) or Survivor (S); Monthly Benefit Credited (MBC); Monthly Benefit Payment (MBP); Medicare Deduction (SMI–B); Effective Date of Monthly Social Security Payment ‘‘CCYYMM’’; LAF Code (D=Deferred/withheld money), (E=Monies paid through the Railroad Board), (C=Current pay)) for each of VA’s records containing a verified SSN. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES SYSTEM(S) OF RECORDS: SSA will disclose the necessary benefit information electronically from the files of the MBR, system of records number 60–0090, last fully published at 71 FR 1826 (January 11, 2006), amended at 72 FR 69723 (December 10, 2007), and at 78 FR 40542 (July 5, 2013). SSA will disclose SSN verification information from the Enumeration System, system of records number 60– 0058, last fully published at 75 FR 82121 (December 29, 2010), amended at 78 FR 40542 (July 5, 2013), and at 79 FR 8780 (February 13, 2014). VA records involved in this match are in ‘‘VA Compensation, Pension, Education, and Vocational VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:10 Jun 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 Rehabilitation and Employment Records—VA’’ (58 VA 21/22/28), a system of records that was first published at 41 FR 9294 (March 3, 1976), last amended and republished in its entirety at 77 FR 42593 (July 19, 2012). 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. Gina S. Farrisee, Deputy Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs approved this document on May 4, 2017 for publication. Dated: June 7, 2017. Kathleen M. Manwell, Program Analyst, VA Privacy Service, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–12395 Filed 6–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0222] Agency Information Collection Activity Under Review: Proposed Information Collection, Claim for Standard Government Headstone or Marker and Claim for Government Medallion for Placement in a Private Cemetery National Cemetery Administration (NCA), Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), Department of Veterans Affairs will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 17, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov; or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 17th St. NW., Washington, DC 20503 or sent through SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27549 electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0222’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), (202) 461– 5870 or email Cynthia.harvey-pryor@ va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0222’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Public Law 104–13; U.S.C. 3501–21. Title: VA Form 40–1330, Claim for Standard Government Headstone or Marker, and VA Form 40–1330M, Claim for Government Medallion for Placement in a Private Cemetery. OMB Control Number: 2900–0222. Type of Review: Reinstatement of a previously approved collection. Abstract: The National Cemetery Administration (NCA) updated its current VA Form 40–1330 and VA Form 40–1330M. The original VA Form 40– 1330 and 40–1330M is a request for a Government-furnished headstone or marker, or medallion, respectively. The updates to the form include the following: • Change to the Applicant Definition, who can apply for a Government headstone, marker or medallion; • Information about the Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) program and the option to receive a PMC in addition to the headstone, marker or medallion; • Changes in eligibility for a medallion, consistent with section 301 of Public Law 114–315; • Addition of language that clarifies that ‘‘mandatory’’ and ‘‘optional’’ inscription items are provided in English, and that ‘‘additional’’ inscription items may be provided in English or non-English text that consists of the Latin Alphabet or numbers; • Addition of information on VA Form 40–1330 and VA Form 40–1330M related to whether the Veteran was previously determined by VA to be eligible for burial, and related to whether the request is initial or for a replacement headstone or marker; • Addition of ‘‘Iraq’’ and ‘‘Afghanistan’’ as indicators of ‘‘War Service,’’ consistent with Public Law 114–315; • Addition of Age at the Time of Death on VA Form 40–1330 and VA Form 40–1330M; and • Addition of demographic information for statistical reporting purposes only on VA Form 40–1330 and VA Form 40–1330M. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 114 (Thursday, June 15, 2017)]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-12395]


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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 
Social Security Administration (SSA) Master Beneficiary Records (MBRs) 
and the Master Files of Social Security Number (SSN) Holders and SSN 
Applications (Enumeration System) and with VA pension, compensation, 
and dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) records. The goal of 
this match is to identify beneficiaries, who are receiving VA benefits 
and SSA benefits or earned income, and to reduce or terminate VA 
benefits, if appropriate. The match will include records of current VA 
beneficiaries.

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 is submitted to Congress 
and the Office of Management and Budget, whichever is later. The match 
will 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 three 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 concerning this matching program may be 
submitted by: Mail or hand-delivery to Director, Regulations Management 
(00REG), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Room 
1068, Washington, DC 20420; fax to (202) 273-9026 (this is not a toll-
free number); or email to www.Regulations.gov. All 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 (this is not a toll-free number) for an appointment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy C. Williams, Pension Analyst, 
Pension and Fiduciary Service (21P), Department of Veterans Affairs, 
810 Vermont Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-8394 (this is not 
a toll-free telephone number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VA will use this information to verify the 
income information submitted by beneficiaries in VA's needs-based 
benefit programs and adjust VA benefit payments as prescribed by law.
    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.
    The VA records involved in the match are in ``Compensation, Pension 
and Education and Rehabilitation Records--VA (58 VA 21/22/28),'' 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 routine use is number 39 regarding computer matches. The SSA 
records consist of information from the system of records identified as 
the SSA MBR, 60-0090, and SSA Enumeration System, 60-0058, routine use 
number 15.
    In accordance with the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2) and (r), 
copies of the agreement are being sent to Congress and to the Office of 
Management and Budget. This notice is provided in accordance with the 
provisions of Privacy Act of 1974 as amended by Public Law 100-503.

PARTICIPATING AGENCIES:
    The Social Security Administration (SSA)

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AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING THE MATCHING PROGRAM:
    The Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a, and 38 U.S.C. 5106 authorize VA to 
enter into this CMA with SSA.

PURPOSE(S):
    To re-establish a CMA with SSA for determining eligibility to 
continue to receive benefits authorized by the Department of Veterans 
Affairs (VA).

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS:
    Veterans and beneficiaries who apply for VA income benefits.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS:
    VA will provide SSA with an electronic file in a format defined by 
SSA that contains the necessary identifying information for applicable 
beneficiaries and their dependents. Each VA input file will contain 
variables such as: Social Security Number for Primary Number Holder; 
Last Name; First Name; Middle Name/Initial; Date of Birth (MMDDCCYY); 
Sex Code (Blank); VA File Number; Agency Code ``VA''; Type of Benefit; 
Veteran with Spouse Indicator; Payee Number; Type of Record; Verified 
Payment Indicator; Verification Indicator; Processing Code ``212''; 
Verification Account Number (VAN); and Blanks, or Multiple Request 
Code. SSA will match the file against the Enumeration System and MBR 
will generate an output file with information on: Verification code; 
Death Indicator; Filler; Verification Code; Type of Benefit--Retirement 
(R), Disability (D) or Survivor (S); Monthly Benefit Credited (MBC); 
Monthly Benefit Payment (MBP); Medicare Deduction (SMI-B); Effective 
Date of Monthly Social Security Payment ``CCYYMM''; LAF Code 
(D=Deferred/withheld money), (E=Monies paid through the Railroad 
Board), (C=Current pay)) for each of VA's records containing a verified 
SSN.

SYSTEM(S) OF RECORDS:
    SSA will disclose the necessary benefit information electronically 
from the files of the MBR, system of records number 60-0090, last fully 
published at 71 FR 1826 (January 11, 2006), amended at 72 FR 69723 
(December 10, 2007), and at 78 FR 40542 (July 5, 2013). SSA will 
disclose SSN verification information from the Enumeration System, 
system of records number 60-0058, last fully published at 75 FR 82121 
(December 29, 2010), amended at 78 FR 40542 (July 5, 2013), and at 79 
FR 8780 (February 13, 2014).
    VA records involved in this match are in ``VA Compensation, 
Pension, Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment 
Records--VA'' (58 VA 21/22/28), a system of records that was first 
published at 41 FR 9294 (March 3, 1976), last amended and republished 
in its entirety at 77 FR 42593 (July 19, 2012).

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. Gina S. 
Farrisee, Deputy Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs 
approved this document on May 4, 2017 for publication.

    Dated: June 7, 2017.
Kathleen M. Manwell,
Program Analyst, VA Privacy Service, Office of Privacy and Records 
Management, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2017-12395 Filed 6-14-17; 8:45 am]
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