Privacy Act of 1974: Computer Matching Program, 52194-52195 [2020-18521]

Download as PDF 52194 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 164 / Monday, August 24, 2020 / Notices coinage, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals, and national and other medals; advises the Secretary with regard to the events, persons, or places to be commemorated by the issuance of commemorative coins in each of the five calendar years succeeding the year in which a commemorative coin designation is made; and makes recommendations with respect to the mintage level for any commemorative coin recommended. For members of the public interested in listening in to the provided call number, this is a reminder that the public attendance is for listening purposes only. Any member of the public interested in submitting matters for the CCAC’s consideration is invited to submit them by email to info@ ccac.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Warren, United States Mint Liaison to the CCAC; 801 9th Street NW; Washington, DC 20220; or call 202–354– 7208. (Authority: 31 U.S.C. 5135(b)(8)(C)) Eric Anderson, Executive Secretary, United States Mint. [FR Doc. 2020–18447 Filed 8–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Privacy Act of 1974: Computer Matching Program AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Notice of a Modified Computer Matching Program. ACTION: Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs, notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to conduct a computer matching program with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Data from the proposed match will be used to verify the unearned income of nonserviceconnected veterans, and those veterans who are zero percent service-connected (noncompensable), whose eligibility for VA medical care is based on their inability to defray the cost of medical care. These veterans supply household income information that includes their spouses and dependents at the time of application for VA health care benefits. DATES: Comments on this matching program must be received no later than 30 days after publication of this notice. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Aug 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 If no public comment is received during the period allowed for comment or unless otherwise published in the Federal Register by VA, the computer matching agreement will become effective December 31, 2020 and expires 18 months after its effective date. This match will not continue past the legislative authorized date to obtain this information. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted through www.Regulations.gov; by mail or handdelivery to the Director, Regulations Management (00REG), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW, Room 1068, 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 Matching Program IRS/VA. 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. (This is not a toll-free number.) 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: Dionne Dent-Lockett, Director, Health Eligibility Center, VHA Member Services (404) 828–5302 (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Veterans Affairs has statutory authorization under 38 U.S.C. 5317, 38 U.S.C. 5106, 26 U.S.C. 6103(l)(7)(D)(viii) and 5 U.S.C. 552a to establish matching agreements and request and use income information from other agencies for purposes of verification of income for determining eligibility for benefits. 38 U.S.C. 1710(a)(2)(G), 1710(a)(3), and 1710(b) identify those veterans whose basic eligibility for medical care benefits is dependent upon their financial status. Eligibility for nonservice-connected and zero percent noncompensable serviceconnected veterans is determined based on the veteran’s inability to defray the expenses for necessary care as defined in 38 U.S.C. 1722. This determination can affect their responsibility to participate in the cost of their care through copayments and their assignment to an enrollment priority group. The goal of this match is to obtain IRS unearned income information data needed for the income verification process. The VA records involved in the match are ‘‘Income Verification Records—VA’’ PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (89VA10NB). The IRS records are from the Information Return Master File (IRMF) Process File, Treas/IRS 22.061, through the Disclosure of Information to Federal, State and Local Agencies (DIFSLA) program. A copy of this notice has been sent to both Houses of Congress and OMB. Participating Agencies: Department of Veterans Affairs/Veteran Health Administration and Internal Revenue Service. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program: This agreement is executed under the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 United States Code (U.S.C.) § 552a, as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, and the regulations and guidance promulgated thereunder. Legal authority for the disclosures under this agreement is 38 U.S.C. 5106 and 5317, and 26 U.S.C. 6103(l)(7)(D)(viii). Under 38 U.S.C. 1710, VA/VHA has a statutory obligation to collect income information from certain applicants for medical care and to use that income data to determine the appropriate eligibility category for the applicant’s medical care. 26 U.S.C. 6103(l)(7) authorizes the disclosure of tax return information with respect to net earnings from selfemployment and wages, as defined by relevant sections of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), to Federal, state, and local agencies administering certain benefit programs under Title 38 of the U.S.C. Purpose(s): To identify and verify those veterans whose basic eligibility for medical care benefits is dependent upon their financial status and ensure they are in the correct Priority Group and copayment status. Categories of Individuals: Nonserviceconnected and zero percent noncompensable service-connected veterans who are in Priority Group 5 based on their inability to defray the expenses for necessary care as defined in 38 U.S.C. 1722. Categories of Records: The VA records involved in the match are ‘‘Income Verification Records—VA’’ (89VA10NB). The IRS will provide tax return information with respect to unearned income from the Information Return Master File (IRMF) Process File, Treas/IRS 22.061. The IRS will disclose when there is a match of individual identifier, to VHA the: Payee Account Number, Payee Name and Mailing Address, Payee Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), Payer Name and Address, Payer TIN, and Income Type and Amount. System(s) of Records: VHA’s System of Records entitled ‘‘Income Verification E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 164 / Monday, August 24, 2020 / Notices Records-VA’’ (89VA10NB) as published at 73 FR 26192 (May 8, 2008), and updated at 78 FR 76897 (December 19, 2013) (Routine use nineteen (19)). IRS will extract return information with respect to unearned income from the Information Return Master File (IRMF) Processing File, Treasury/IRS 22.061, as published at 80 FR 54081 (September 8, 2015), through the Disclosure of Information to Federal, State and Local Agencies (DIFSLA) program. 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, approved this document on July 9, 2020 for publication. Dated: August 19, 2020. Amy L. Rose, Program Analyst, VA Privacy Service, Office of Information Security, Office of Information and Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–18521 Filed 8–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Notice of new matching program. ACTION: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has an 18 month computer matching agreement (CMA) agreement with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) regarding Veterans and caregivers who are in federal prison and are also in receipt of compensation and pension benefits. The purpose of this CMA is to re-establish the agreement between VA and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), BOP. BOP will disclose information about individuals who are in federal prison. VBA will use this information as a match for recipients of Compensation and Pension benefits for adjustments of awards. DATES: Comments on this matching program must be received no later than 30 days after date of publication in the Federal Register. If no public comment is received during the period allowed for comment or unless otherwise jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Aug 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 published in the Federal Register by VA, the matching agreement will become effective 30 days after date of publication in the Federal Register. This matching program will begin on September 19, 2020 and end March 18, 2022. 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: Eric Robinson (VBA), 202–443–6016. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This matching program between VA and BOP identifies VA beneficiaries who are in receipt of certain VA benefit payments and who are confined for a period exceeding 60 days due to a conviction for a felony or a misdemeanor. VA uses the BOP records provided in the match to update the master records of VA beneficiaries receiving benefits and to adjust their VA benefits, accordingly, if needed. This agreement sets forth the responsibilities of VA and BOP with respect to information disclosed pursuant to this agreement and takes into account both agencies’ responsibilities under the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, as amended, and the regulations promulgated thereunder, including computer matching portions of a revision of OMB Circular No. A– 130, 81 FR 49689 dated July 28,2016. Participating Agencies The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as the matching recipient agency and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) as the matching source agency. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program The legal authority to conduct this match is 38 U.S.C. 1505, 5106, and 5313. Section 5106 requires any Federal department or agency to provide VA such information as VA requests for the purposes of determining eligibility for, or the amount of VA benefits, or PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52195 verifying other information with respect thereto. Section 1505 provides that no VA pension benefits shall be paid to or for any person eligible for such benefits, during the period of that person’s incarceration as the result of conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, beginning on the sixty-first day of incarceration. Section 5313 provides that VA compensation or dependency and indemnity compensation above a specified amount shall not be paid to any person eligible for such benefit, during the period of that person’s incarceration as the result of conviction of a felony, beginning on the sixty-first day of incarceration. Purpose(s) The purpose of this matching program between VA and BOP is to identify those veterans and VA beneficiaries who are in receipt of certain VA benefit payments and who are confined (see Article II.G.) for a period exceeding 60 days due to a conviction for a felony or a misdemeanor. VA has the obligation to reduce or suspend compensation, pension, and dependency and indemnity compensation benefit payments to veterans and VA beneficiaries on the 61st day following conviction and incarceration in a Federal, State, or Local institution for a felony or a misdemeanor. VA will use the BOP records provided in the match to update the master records of veterans and VA beneficiaries receiving benefits and to adjust their VA benefits, accordingly, if needed. Categories of Individuals Veterans who have applied for compensation for service-connected disability under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 11. Veterans who have applied for nonservice-connected disability under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 15. Veterans entitled to burial benefits under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 23. Surviving spouses and children who have claimed pensions based on nonservice-connected death of a veteran under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 15. Surviving spouses and children who have claimed death compensation based on service-connected death of a veteran under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 11. Surviving spouses and children who have claimed dependency and indemnity compensation for service connected death of a veteran under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 13. Parents who have applied for death compensation based on service connected death of a veteran under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 11. Parents who have applied for dependency and indemnity E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 164 (Monday, August 24, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-18521]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Privacy Act of 1974: Computer Matching Program

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

ACTION: Notice of a Modified Computer Matching Program.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, and the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of 
Matching Programs, notice is hereby given that the Department of 
Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to conduct a computer matching program 
with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Data from the proposed match 
will be used to verify the unearned income of nonservice-connected 
veterans, and those veterans who are zero percent service-connected 
(noncompensable), whose eligibility for VA medical care is based on 
their inability to defray the cost of medical care. These veterans 
supply household income information that includes their spouses and 
dependents at the time of application for VA health care benefits.

DATES: Comments on this matching program must be received no later than 
30 days after publication of this notice. If no public comment is 
received during the period allowed for comment or unless otherwise 
published in the Federal Register by VA, the computer matching 
agreement will become effective December 31, 2020 and expires 18 months 
after its effective date. This match will not continue past the 
legislative authorized date to obtain this information.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted through 
www.Regulations.gov; by mail or hand-delivery to the Director, 
Regulations Management (00REG), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 
Vermont Ave. NW, Room 1068, 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 Matching Program IRS/VA. 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. (This is not a toll-free 
number.) 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: Dionne Dent-Lockett, Director, Health 
Eligibility Center, VHA Member Services (404) 828-5302 (this is not a 
toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Veterans Affairs has 
statutory authorization under 38 U.S.C. 5317, 38 U.S.C. 5106, 26 U.S.C. 
6103(l)(7)(D)(viii) and 5 U.S.C. 552a to establish matching agreements 
and request and use income information from other agencies for purposes 
of verification of income for determining eligibility for benefits. 38 
U.S.C. 1710(a)(2)(G), 1710(a)(3), and 1710(b) identify those veterans 
whose basic eligibility for medical care benefits is dependent upon 
their financial status. Eligibility for nonservice-connected and zero 
percent noncompensable service-connected veterans is determined based 
on the veteran's inability to defray the expenses for necessary care as 
defined in 38 U.S.C. 1722. This determination can affect their 
responsibility to participate in the cost of their care through 
copayments and their assignment to an enrollment priority group. The 
goal of this match is to obtain IRS unearned income information data 
needed for the income verification process. The VA records involved in 
the match are ``Income Verification Records--VA'' (89VA10NB). The IRS 
records are from the Information Return Master File (IRMF) Process 
File, Treas/IRS 22.061, through the Disclosure of Information to 
Federal, State and Local Agencies (DIFSLA) program. A copy of this 
notice has been sent to both Houses of Congress and OMB.
    Participating Agencies: Department of Veterans Affairs/Veteran 
Health Administration and Internal Revenue Service.
    Authority for Conducting the Matching Program: This agreement is 
executed under the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 United States Code (U.S.C.) 
Sec.  552a, as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection 
Act of 1988, and the regulations and guidance promulgated thereunder.
    Legal authority for the disclosures under this agreement is 38 
U.S.C. 5106 and 5317, and 26 U.S.C. 6103(l)(7)(D)(viii). Under 38 
U.S.C. 1710, VA/VHA has a statutory obligation to collect income 
information from certain applicants for medical care and to use that 
income data to determine the appropriate eligibility category for the 
applicant's medical care. 26 U.S.C. 6103(l)(7) authorizes the 
disclosure of tax return information with respect to net earnings from 
self-employment and wages, as defined by relevant sections of the 
Internal Revenue Code (IRC), to Federal, state, and local agencies 
administering certain benefit programs under Title 38 of the U.S.C.
    Purpose(s): To identify and verify those veterans whose basic 
eligibility for medical care benefits is dependent upon their financial 
status and ensure they are in the correct Priority Group and copayment 
status.
    Categories of Individuals: Nonservice-connected and zero percent 
noncompensable service-connected veterans who are in Priority Group 5 
based on their inability to defray the expenses for necessary care as 
defined in 38 U.S.C. 1722.
    Categories of Records: The VA records involved in the match are 
``Income Verification Records--VA'' (89VA10NB). The IRS will provide 
tax return information with respect to unearned income from the 
Information Return Master File (IRMF) Process File, Treas/IRS 22.061. 
The IRS will disclose when there is a match of individual identifier, 
to VHA the: Payee Account Number, Payee Name and Mailing Address, Payee 
Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), Payer Name and Address, Payer 
TIN, and Income Type and Amount.
    System(s) of Records: VHA's System of Records entitled ``Income 
Verification

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Records-VA'' (89VA10NB) as published at 73 FR 26192 (May 8, 2008), and 
updated at 78
    FR 76897 (December 19, 2013) (Routine use nineteen (19)). IRS will 
extract return information with respect to unearned income from the 
Information Return Master File (IRMF) Processing File, Treasury/IRS 
22.061, as published at 80 FR 54081 (September 8, 2015), through the 
Disclosure of Information to Federal, State and Local Agencies (DIFSLA) 
program.

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, approved this document on July 9, 2020 for 
publication.

    Dated: August 19, 2020.
Amy L. Rose,
Program Analyst, VA Privacy Service, Office of Information Security, 
Office of Information and Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2020-18521 Filed 8-21-20; 8:45 am]
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