Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records, 50069-50070 [2020-17945]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 159 / Monday, August 17, 2020 / Notices Advisory Committee Act that the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans will conduct a virtual site visit on September 21–24, 2020, with the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 22: Desert Pacific Healthcare Network and the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) in 50069 Tucson, AZ. The meetings will begin and end as follows: Date Time Location September 21, 2020 .......................................... 8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. (PST) ................................... 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (PST) ................................... 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. (PST) .............................. See WebEx link and call-in information below. September 22, 2020 .......................................... September 23, 2020 .......................................... September 24, 2020 .......................................... The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs regarding the needs of women Veterans with respect to health care, rehabilitation, compensation, outreach and other programs and activities administered by VA designed to meet such needs. The Committee makes recommendations to the Secretary regarding such programs and activities. On Monday, September 21, the agenda includes briefings on: VISN 22 facilities/programs/demographics; women Veterans services; SAVAHCS and its strategic partnerships; SAVAHCS’s women Health program; the breast and cervical cancer screening program; SAVAHCS’s Native American Veterans Program and Indian Health Services sharing Agreements; LGBT and transgender programs; SAVAHCS’s health care training programs; primary care community based outpatient clinics; and the THRIVE program. On Tuesday, September 22, the agenda includes briefings on: The Arizona Department of Veteran Services and how it collaborates with VA; mental health services; the Transition Care Management program; the Office of Tribal and Government Relations; health care for homeless Veterans; gynecology service and reproductive health programs. From 2:30–4:00 p.m., the Committee will observe a women Veterans town hall meeting for women Veterans in Arizona, hosted by the SAVAHCS. On Wednesday, September 23, the agenda includes briefings on: SAVAHCS’s Comprehensive Compensation and Pension program; readjustment counseling; prosthetic services; inpatient services; telehealth; research and medical affiliations; the Phoenix Regional Office; rural health; and the National Cemetery Phoenix National Cemetery of Arizona. On Thursday, September 24, the committee will conduct an out-briefing with leadership from SAVAHCS, Phoenix Regional Office and the National Cemetery Phoenix National Cemetery of Arizona. The meeting sessions and town hall meeting are open to the public. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Aug 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 The agenda will include overview briefings on programs and services for Arizona’s women Veterans from VISN 22, SAVAHCS, the Phoenix Regional Office, National Cemetery of Arizona, the Office of Tribal Government Relations, and the Arizona Department of Veterans Services. No time will be allocated at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. Interested parties should provide written comments for review by the Committee to Ms. Shannon L. Middleton at 00W@ mail.va.gov. Any member of the public who wishes to participate in the virtual site visit may use the following WebEx link (for September 21–23 only): https:// veteransaffairs.WebEx.com/webappng/ sites/veteransaffairs/meeting/download/ 236670d5436a47bc95047e1bb8f45ae5? siteurl=veteransaffairs&MTID=mafac 92e107678c58f9c9abdb003b0d5a. Meeting number (access code): 199 257 9839; meeting password: CZyzrUe*633. To join by phone: 1–404–397–1596; access code: 1992579839##. For September 24 (only), please use the following information below: https://veteransaffairs.WebEx.com/ webappng/sites/veteransaffairs/ meeting/download/244e7a4df0ce4c1ea 406615b409796f7?siteurl=veterans affairs&MTID=m8df485138357 baa5bcede9e6e8fab356. Meeting number (access code): 199 156 9644; meeting password: wU3DhjRV$77. To join by phone: 1–404–397–1596; access code: 1991569644##. Dated: August 11, 2020. Jelessa M. Burney, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–17814 Filed 8–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 See WebEx link and call-in information below. See WebEx link and call-in information below. See WebEx link and call-in information below. Notice of a new matching program. ACTION: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides notice that the VA intends to renew a computer matching agreement with the Social Security Administration (SSA). This disclosure provides VA with data to update the master records of VA applicants and beneficiaries, including Veterans and survivors, and their eligible dependent(s) who are receiving incomedependent benefits. This disclosure also provides VA with data to determine the continued eligibility of those receiving income-dependent benefits and those beneficiaries who are receiving disability compensation at the 100 percent rate because of unemployability, and allow VA to adjust or discontinue benefits accordingly. DATES: Comments on this matching program must be received no later than September 16, 2020. If no public comment is received during the period allowed for comment or unless otherwise published in the Federal Register by VA, the new matching program will become effective September 16, 2020. This matching program will begin on September 15, 2020, and end on March 14, 2022 with the option to renew an additional twelve months to March 14, 2023. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted through www.Regulations.gov; by mail or handdelivery to Director, Regulation Policy and Management (00REG), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW, Room 1064, Washington, DC 20420; or by fax to (202) 273–9026 (not a toll-free number). Comments should indicate that they are submitted in response to ‘‘COMPUTER MATCHING AGREEMENT (CMA) BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT VETERANS AFFAIRS (VA) AND THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION #1050 (SSA).’’ 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., SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 50070 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 159 / Monday, August 17, 2020 / Notices Monday through Friday (except holidays). Please call (202) 461–4902 for an appointment. (This is not a toll-free number.) In addition, comments may be viewed online at www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryant Coleman, Program Analyst, Pension and Fiduciary Service (21P), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–8394. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This disclosure will provide VA with data to update the master records of VA applicants and beneficiaries, including Veterans and survivors, and their eligible dependent(s) who are receiving income-dependent benefits. This disclosure will also provide VA with data to determine the continued eligibility of those receiving incomedependent benefits and those beneficiaries who are receiving disability compensation at the 100 percent rate because of unemployability, and allow VA to adjust or discontinue benefits accordingly. Legal authority for the disclosures under this agreement is 38 U.S.C. 5106, which requires Federal agencies to furnish VA with information the VA Secretary may request for determining eligibility for or the amount of VA benefits. SSA will disclose to VA the necessary tax return information from the MEF, last fully published at 71 FR 1819 (January 11, 2006), and amended at 78 FR 40542. SSA will disclose to VA data from Master Files of Social Security Number (SSN) Holders and SSN Applications (the Enumeration System), 60–0058, last fully published at 75 FR 82121 (December 29, 2010), and amended at 78 FR 40542 (July 5, 2013) and 79 FR 8780 (February 13, 2014). 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Aug 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 authorize VA to enter into this CMA with SSA. Purpose(s): This disclosure will provide VA with data to update the master records of VA applicants and beneficiaries, including Veterans and survivors, and their eligible dependent(s) who are receiving incomedependent benefits. This disclosure will also provide VA with data to determine the continued eligibility of those receiving income-dependent benefits and those beneficiaries who are receiving disability compensation at the 100 percent rate because of unemployability, and allow VA to adjust or discontinue benefits accordingly. 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 SSN, name, date of birth, and report year for each applicant, beneficiary, and eligible dependent(s) for whom tax return information is being requested. SSA will verify the SSNs furnished by VA using the Enumeration System. If the SSN of the VA applicant, beneficiary, or dependent(s) submitted to SSA verifies, SSA will return a response to VA that includes earnings data (employer identification and addresses, wage amounts from Form W– 2, and earnings amounts from selfemployment), SSN verification code, verified SSN, death indicator, annual total wages, and earnings report type on the record subject. If the SSN of the VA applicant, beneficiary, or dependent(s) submitted to SSA fails to verify, SSA will return a response to VA indicating that the SSN did not verify. System(s) of Records: SSA will disclose to VA the necessary tax return information from the MEF, last fully published at 71 FR 1819 (January 11, 2006), and amended at 78 FR 40542. SSA will disclose to VA data from Master Files of Social Security Number (SSN) Holders and SSN Applications (the Enumeration System), 60–0058, last fully published at 75 FR 82121 (December 29, 2010), and amended at 78 FR 40542 (July 5, 2013) and 79 FR 8780 (February 13, 2014). VA will match the SSA data with data in its system of records (SOR) entitled ‘‘Compensation, PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pension, Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Records-VA (58VA21/22/28),’’ republished with updated name at 74 FR 14865 (April 1, 2009) and last amended 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. Joseph S. Stenaka, Department of Veterans Affairs Chief Privacy Officer, approved this document on July 21, 2020 for publication. Dated: August 12, 2020. Amy L. Rose, Program Analyst, VA Privacy Service, Office of Information Security, Office of Information and Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–17945 Filed 8–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Advisory Committee on Structural Safety of Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities, Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice that a virtual meeting of the Advisory Committee on Structural Safety of Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities will be held on September 10, 2020. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on matters of structural safety in the construction and remodeling of VA facilities and to recommend standards for use by VA in the construction and alteration of its facilities. On September 10, the Committee will receive appropriate briefings and presentations on current seismic, natural hazards, and fire safety issues that are particularly relevant to facilities owned and leased by the Department. The Committee will also discuss appropriate structural and fire safety recommendations for inclusion in VA’s construction standards. E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 159 (Monday, August 17, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50069-50070]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-17945]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

ACTION: Notice of a new matching program.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides notice that 
the VA intends to renew a computer matching agreement with the Social 
Security Administration (SSA). This disclosure provides VA with data to 
update the master records of VA applicants and beneficiaries, including 
Veterans and survivors, and their eligible dependent(s) who are 
receiving income-dependent benefits. This disclosure also provides VA 
with data to determine the continued eligibility of those receiving 
income-dependent benefits and those beneficiaries who are receiving 
disability compensation at the 100 percent rate because of 
unemployability, and allow VA to adjust or discontinue benefits 
accordingly.

DATES: Comments on this matching program must be received no later than 
September 16, 2020. If no public comment is received during the period 
allowed for comment or unless otherwise published in the Federal 
Register by VA, the new matching program will become effective 
September 16, 2020. This matching program will begin on September 15, 
2020, and end on March 14, 2022 with the option to renew an additional 
twelve months to March 14, 2023.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted through 
www.Regulations.gov; by mail or hand-delivery to Director, Regulation 
Policy and Management (00REG), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 
Vermont Ave. NW, Room 1064, Washington, DC 20420; or by fax to (202) 
273-9026 (not a toll-free number). Comments should indicate that they 
are submitted in response to ``COMPUTER MATCHING AGREEMENT (CMA) 
BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT VETERANS AFFAIRS (VA) AND THE SOCIAL SECURITY 
ADMINISTRATION #1050 (SSA).'' 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.,

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Monday through Friday (except holidays). Please call (202) 461-4902 for 
an appointment. (This is not a toll-free number.) In addition, comments 
may be viewed online at www.Regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryant Coleman, Program Analyst, 
Pension and Fiduciary Service (21P), Department of Veterans Affairs, 
810 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-8394.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This disclosure will provide VA with data to 
update the master records of VA applicants and beneficiaries, including 
Veterans and survivors, and their eligible dependent(s) who are 
receiving income-dependent benefits. This disclosure will also provide 
VA with data to determine the continued eligibility of those receiving 
income-dependent benefits and those beneficiaries who are receiving 
disability compensation at the 100 percent rate because of 
unemployability, and allow VA to adjust or discontinue benefits 
accordingly.
    Legal authority for the disclosures under this agreement is 38 
U.S.C. 5106, which requires Federal agencies to furnish VA with 
information the VA Secretary may request for determining eligibility 
for or the amount of VA benefits.
    SSA will disclose to VA the necessary tax return information from 
the MEF, last fully published at 71 FR 1819 (January 11, 2006), and 
amended at 78 FR 40542. SSA will disclose to VA data from Master Files 
of Social Security Number (SSN) Holders and SSN Applications (the 
Enumeration System), 60-0058, last fully published at 75 FR 82121 
(December 29, 2010), and amended at 78 FR 40542 (July 5, 2013) and 79 
FR 8780 (February 13, 2014).
    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): This disclosure will provide VA with data to update the 
master records of VA applicants and beneficiaries, including Veterans 
and survivors, and their eligible dependent(s) who are receiving 
income-dependent benefits. This disclosure will also provide VA with 
data to determine the continued eligibility of those receiving income-
dependent benefits and those beneficiaries who are receiving disability 
compensation at the 100 percent rate because of unemployability, and 
allow VA to adjust or discontinue benefits accordingly.
    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 SSN, name, date of birth, 
and report year for each applicant, beneficiary, and eligible 
dependent(s) for whom tax return information is being requested. SSA 
will verify the SSNs furnished by VA using the Enumeration System. If 
the SSN of the VA applicant, beneficiary, or dependent(s) submitted to 
SSA verifies, SSA will return a response to VA that includes earnings 
data (employer identification and addresses, wage amounts from Form W-
2, and earnings amounts from self-employment), SSN verification code, 
verified SSN, death indicator, annual total wages, and earnings report 
type on the record subject. If the SSN of the VA applicant, 
beneficiary, or dependent(s) submitted to SSA fails to verify, SSA will 
return a response to VA indicating that the SSN did not verify.
    System(s) of Records: SSA will disclose to VA the necessary tax 
return information from the MEF, last fully published at 71 FR 1819 
(January 11, 2006), and amended at 78 FR 40542. SSA will disclose to VA 
data from Master Files of Social Security Number (SSN) Holders and SSN 
Applications (the Enumeration System), 60-0058, last fully published at 
75 FR 82121 (December 29, 2010), and amended at 78 FR 40542 (July 5, 
2013) and 79 FR 8780 (February 13, 2014). VA will match the SSA data 
with data in its system of records (SOR) entitled ``Compensation, 
Pension, Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment 
Records-VA (58VA21/22/28),'' republished with updated name at 74 FR 
14865 (April 1, 2009) and last amended 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. Joseph S. 
Stenaka, Department of Veterans Affairs Chief Privacy Officer, approved 
this document on July 21, 2020 for publication.

    Dated: August 12, 2020.
Amy L. Rose,
Program Analyst, VA Privacy Service, Office of Information Security, 
Office of Information and Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2020-17945 Filed 8-14-20; 8:45 am]
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