Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Matching Program, 7618-7619 [2020-02550]

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[FR Doc. 2020–02598 Filed 2–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Matching Program Department of Veterans Affairs Notice of Computer Matching Program AGENCY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Feb 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 Number (SSN) Holders and SSN Applications (Enumeration System) 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, 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 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; or email to http:// 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: Pension and Fiduciary Service, Front Office, Pension and Fiduciary Service (21P), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632–8863. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 SSA records consist of information from the system of records identified as the SSA MBR, 60–0090, and SSA Enumeration System, 60–0058. 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 Privacy Act of 1974 as amended by Public Law 100–503. Participating Agencies: The Social Security Administration (SSA) 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); MBC (Monthly Benefit Credited); MBP (Monthly Benefit Payment); 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); Type of Benefit—Retirement (R), Disability (D), or Survivor (S); MBC (Monthly Benefit E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 27 / Monday, February 10, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Credited); MBP (Monthly Benefit Payment); 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); Type of Benefit—Retirement (R), Disability (D), or Survivor (S); MBC (Monthly Benefit Credited); MBP (Monthly Benefit Payment); Medicare Deduction (SMI–B); Effective Date of Monthly Social Security Payment ‘‘CCYYMM’’; and 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Feb 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 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), and at 83 FR 31250–31251 (July 3, 2018), and at 83 FR 54969 (November 1, 2018). 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 PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 7619 its entirety at 77 FR 42593 (July 19, 2012). Signing Authority: The Senior Agency Official for Privacy, 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. James P. Gfrerer, Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this document on January 21, 2020 for publication. Dated: February 5, 2020. Amy L. Rose, Program Analyst, VA Privacy Service, Department of Veterans Affairs. 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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) 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, 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 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; or email to http://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: Pension and Fiduciary Service, Front 
Office, Pension and Fiduciary Service (21P), Department of Veterans 
Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632-8863.

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 SSA records consist of information from the system of 
records identified as the SSA MBR, 60-0090, and SSA Enumeration System, 
60-0058.
    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 Privacy Act of 1974 as amended by 
Public Law 100-503.
    Participating Agencies: The Social Security Administration (SSA)
    Authority for Conducting the Matching Program: The Privacy Act, 5 
U.S.C. Sec.  552a, and 38 U.S.C Sec.  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); MBC (Monthly Benefit Credited); MBP (Monthly Benefit 
Payment); 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); Type of 
Benefit--Retirement (R), Disability (D), or Survivor (S); MBC (Monthly 
Benefit

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Credited); MBP (Monthly Benefit Payment); 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); Type of Benefit--Retirement (R), Disability 
(D), or Survivor (S); MBC (Monthly Benefit Credited); MBP (Monthly 
Benefit Payment); Medicare Deduction (SMI-B); Effective Date of Monthly 
Social Security Payment ``CCYYMM''; and 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), and at 83 FR 
31250-31251 (July 3, 2018), and at 83 FR 54969 (November 1, 2018).
    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 Senior Agency Official for Privacy, 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. James P. Gfrerer, Assistant Secretary for Information 
and Technology and Chief Information Officer, Department of Veterans 
Affairs, approved this document on January 21, 2020 for publication.

    Dated: February 5, 2020.
Amy L. Rose,
Program Analyst, VA Privacy Service, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2020-02550 Filed 2-7-20; 8:45 am]
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