Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program, 67412-67413 [2020-23376]

Download as PDF 67412 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 205 / Thursday, October 22, 2020 / Notices The notice of the President’s major disaster declaration for Private Non-Profit organizations in the State of California, dated 08/22/2020, is hereby amended to include the following areas as adversely affected by the disaster. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Cynthia Pitts, Acting Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [Docket No. SSA–2020–0009] [FR Doc. 2020–23342 Filed 10–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–03–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) [Disaster Declaration #16643 and #16644; Louisiana Disaster Number LA–00104] Cynthia Pitts, Acting Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Louisiana [FR Doc. 2020–23346 Filed 10–21–20; 8:45 am] AGENCY: BILLING CODE 8026–03–P U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 2. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SUMMARY: U.S. Small Business Administration. AGENCY: ACTION: Amendment 1. This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Florida (FEMA– 4564–DR), dated 10/02/2020. Incident: Hurricane Sally. Incident Period: 09/14/2020 through 09/28/2020. SUMMARY: Issued on 10/14/2020. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/01/2020. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 07/02/2021. DATES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. ADDRESSES: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW, Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205–6734. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The notice of the President’s major disaster declaration for the State of Florida, dated 10/02/2020, is hereby amended to establish the incident period for this disaster as beginning 09/14/2020 and continuing through 09/28/2020. All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Oct 21, 2020 Jkt 253001 Social Security Administration Notice of a New Matching Program. ACTION: All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for the State of Florida AGENCY: (SSA). Primary Counties: Lassen, Tulare [Disaster Declaration #16688 and #16689; Florida Disaster Number FL–00157] Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of LOUISIANA (FEMA–4559– DR), dated 09/05/2020. Incident: Hurricane Laura. Incident Period: 08/22/2020 through 08/27/2020. DATES: Issued on 10/15/2020. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 11/04/2020. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/07/2021. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW, Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205–6734. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of the President’s major disaster declaration for Private Non-Profit organizations in the State of Louisiana, dated 09/05/2020, is hereby amended to include the following areas as adversely affected by the disaster. Primary Parishes: Acadia, Bienville, Claiborne, Evangeline, La Salle, Lafayette, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Pointe Coupee, Sabine, Saint Landry, Saint Martin, Union, Vermilion, Webster, West Feliciana. All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Cynthia Pitts, Acting Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2020–23343 Filed 10–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–03–P PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a new matching program with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE). Under this matching program, OCSE will provide SSA the quarterly wage (QW) information from the National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) for the administration of Title II Disability Insurance (DI). The computer matching agreement governs the use, treatment, and safeguarding of the information exchanged. SSA will use the QW information to establish or verify eligibility, continuing entitlement, or payment amounts, or all of the above, of individuals under the DI program. SUMMARY: The deadline to submit comments on the proposed matching program is 30 days from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The matching program will be applicable on December 23, 2020, or once a minimum of 30 days after publication of this notice has elapsed, whichever is later. The matching program will be in effect for a period of 18 months. DATES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by either telefaxing to (410) 966–0869, writing to Matthew Ramsey, Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, Social Security Administration, G–401 WHR, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401, or emailing Matthew.Ramsey@ssa.gov. All comments received will be available for public inspection by contacting Mr. Ramsey at this street address. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Interested parties may submit general questions about the matching program to Andrea Huseth, Division Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, Social Security Administration, G–401 WHR, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401, at telephone: (410) 966– E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 205 / Thursday, October 22, 2020 / Notices 5855, or send an email to Andrea.Huseth@ssa.gov. Matthew Ramsey, Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel. PARTICIPATING AGENCIES: SSA and OCSE. AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING THE MATCHING PROGRAM: The legal authority for disclosures under the computer matching agreement, hereinafter ‘‘agreement,’’ is section 453(j)(4) of the Social Security Act (Act), which provides that OCSE shall provide the Commissioner of Social Security with all information in the NDNH. 42 U.S.C. 653(j)(4). Section 224(h)(1) of the Act provides that the head of any federal agency shall provide information within its possession as the Commissioner of Social Security may require for purposes of making a timely determination of the amount of the reduction, if any, required by section 224 in benefits payable under Title II of the Act. 42 U.S.C. 424a(h). Disclosures under this agreement shall be made in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3), which allows disclosure under a routine use that has been published in a system of records (SOR) notice as required by the Privacy Act, and also in compliance with the matching procedures in 5 U.S.C. 552a(o), (p), and (r), which describe matching agreements, verification by agencies of information, and the opportunity for individuals to contest agency findings, and the obligations on agencies to report proposals to establish or change matching programs to Congress and the Office of Management and Budget. PURPOSE(S): The agreement governs a matching program between OCSE and SSA. The agreement covers the QW batch match for Title II DI. The agreement also governs the use, treatment, and safeguarding of the information exchanged. OCSE is the ‘‘source agency’’ and SSA is the ‘‘recipient agency,’’ as defined by the Privacy Act. 5 U.S.C. 552a(a)(9) and (11). SSA will use the QW information to establish or verify eligibility, continuing entitlement, or payment amounts, or all of the above, of individuals under the DI program. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS: The individuals whose information is involved in this matching program are beneficiaries under the Title II Disability Insurance (DI) program. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Oct 21, 2020 Jkt 253001 67413 CATEGORIES OF RECORDS: SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION SSA will provide electronically to OCSE the following data elements in the finder file: • Individual’s Social Security number (SSN) • Name (first, middle, and last name) OCSE will provide electronically to SSA the following data elelments from the NDNH in the QW file: • QW record identifier • For employees: (1) Name (first, middle, last) (2) SSN (3) Verification request code (4) Processed date (5) Non-verifiable indicator (6) Wage amount (7) Reporting period • For employers of individuals in the QW file of the NDNH: (1) Name (first, middle, last) (2) Employer identification number (3) Address(es) • Transmitter agency code • Transmitter state code • State or agency name [Docket No. SSA–2020–0049] SYSTEM(S) OF RECORDS: SSA’s SORs are the Master Beneficiary Record (MBR), 60–0090 last fully published at 71 Federal Register (FR) 1826 (January 11, 2006), updated at 72 FR 69723 (December 10, 2007), at 78 FR 40542 (July 5, 2013), at 83 FR 31250– 51 (July 3, 2018), and at 83 FR 5499696 (November 1, 2018) and the Completed Determination Record—Continuing Disability Determinations (CDR–CDD) file, 60–0050 last fully published at 71 FR 1813 (January 11, 2006), updated at 72 FR 69723 (December 10, 2007), and at 83 FR 54969 (November 1, 2018). OCSE will match SSA information in the MBR and CDR–CDD against the QW information maintained in the NDNH. The NDNH contains new hire, QW, and unemployment information furnished by state and federal agencies and is maintained by OCSE in its SOR ‘‘OCSE National Directory of New Hires,’’ No. 09–80–0381, published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 17906 (April 2, 2015). The disclosure of NDNH information by OCSE to SSA constitutes a ‘‘routine use,’’ as defined by the Privacy Act. 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3). Routine use (9) of the system of records authorizes the disclosure of NDNH information to SSA for this purpose. 80 FR 17906–07 (April 2, 2015). [FR Doc. 2020–23376 Filed 10–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Cost-of-Living Increase and Other Determinations for 2021 Social Security Administration. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Under title II of the Social Security Act (Act), there will be a 1.3 percent cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits effective December 2020. In addition, the national average wage index for 2019 is $54,099.99. The cost-of-living increase and national average wage index affect other program parameters as described below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen K. Sutton, Office of the Chief Actuary, Social Security Administration, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235, (410) 965–3000. Information relating to this announcement is available on our internet site at www.socialsecurity.gov/ oact/cola/index.html. For information on eligibility or claiming benefits, call 1–800–772–1213 (TTY 1–800–325– 0778), or visit our internet site at www.socialsecurity.gov online. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Because of the 1.3 percent cost-of-living increase, the following items will increase for 2021; (1) The maximum Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) monthly payment amounts for 2021 under title XVI of the Act will be $794 for an eligible individual, $1,191 for an eligible individual with an eligible spouse, and $397 for an essential person; (2) The special benefit amount under title VIII of the Act for certain World War II veterans will be $595.50 for 2021; (3) The student earned income exclusion under title XVI of the Act will be $1,930 per month in 2021, but not more than $7,770 for all of 2021; (4) The dollar fee limit for services performed as a representative payee will be $45 per month ($84 per month in the case of a beneficiary who is disabled and has an alcoholism or drug addiction condition that leaves him or her incapable of managing benefits) in 2021; and (5) The dollar limit on the administrative-cost fee assessment charged to an appointed representative such as an attorney, agent, or other person who represent claimants will be $98 beginning in December 2020. The national average wage index for 2019 is $54,099.99. This index affects the following amounts: (1) The Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No. SSA-2020-0009]


Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program

AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA).

ACTION: Notice of a New Matching Program.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as 
amended, this notice announces a new matching program with the United 
States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for 
Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE).
    Under this matching program, OCSE will provide SSA the quarterly 
wage (QW) information from the National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) 
for the administration of Title II Disability Insurance (DI). The 
computer matching agreement governs the use, treatment, and 
safeguarding of the information exchanged.
    SSA will use the QW information to establish or verify eligibility, 
continuing entitlement, or payment amounts, or all of the above, of 
individuals under the DI program.

DATES: The deadline to submit comments on the proposed matching program 
is 30 days from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register. The matching program will be applicable on December 23, 2020, 
or once a minimum of 30 days after publication of this notice has 
elapsed, whichever is later. The matching program will be in effect for 
a period of 18 months.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by either 
telefaxing to (410) 966-0869, writing to Matthew Ramsey, Executive 
Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General 
Counsel, Social Security Administration, G-401 WHR, 6401 Security 
Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235-6401, or emailing 
[email protected]. All comments received will be available for 
public inspection by contacting Mr. Ramsey at this street address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Interested parties may submit general 
questions about the matching program to Andrea Huseth, Division 
Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General 
Counsel, Social Security Administration, G-401 WHR, 6401 Security 
Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235-6401, at telephone: (410) 966-

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5855, or send an email to [email protected].

Matthew Ramsey,
Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the 
General Counsel.

PARTICIPATING AGENCIES:
    SSA and OCSE.

AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING THE MATCHING PROGRAM:
    The legal authority for disclosures under the computer matching 
agreement, hereinafter ``agreement,'' is section 453(j)(4) of the 
Social Security Act (Act), which provides that OCSE shall provide the 
Commissioner of Social Security with all information in the NDNH. 42 
U.S.C. 653(j)(4).
    Section 224(h)(1) of the Act provides that the head of any federal 
agency shall provide information within its possession as the 
Commissioner of Social Security may require for purposes of making a 
timely determination of the amount of the reduction, if any, required 
by section 224 in benefits payable under Title II of the Act. 42 U.S.C. 
424a(h).
    Disclosures under this agreement shall be made in accordance with 5 
U.S.C. 552a(b)(3), which allows disclosure under a routine use that has 
been published in a system of records (SOR) notice as required by the 
Privacy Act, and also in compliance with the matching procedures in 5 
U.S.C. 552a(o), (p), and (r), which describe matching agreements, 
verification by agencies of information, and the opportunity for 
individuals to contest agency findings, and the obligations on agencies 
to report proposals to establish or change matching programs to 
Congress and the Office of Management and Budget.

PURPOSE(S):
    The agreement governs a matching program between OCSE and SSA. The 
agreement covers the QW batch match for Title II DI. The agreement also 
governs the use, treatment, and safeguarding of the information 
exchanged. OCSE is the ``source agency'' and SSA is the ``recipient 
agency,'' as defined by the Privacy Act. 5 U.S.C. 552a(a)(9) and (11).
    SSA will use the QW information to establish or verify eligibility, 
continuing entitlement, or payment amounts, or all of the above, of 
individuals under the DI program.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS:
    The individuals whose information is involved in this matching 
program are beneficiaries under the Title II Disability Insurance (DI) 
program.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS:
    SSA will provide electronically to OCSE the following data elements 
in the finder file:
     Individual's Social Security number (SSN)
     Name (first, middle, and last name)
    OCSE will provide electronically to SSA the following data 
elelments from the NDNH in the QW file:
     QW record identifier
     For employees:
    (1) Name (first, middle, last)
    (2) SSN
    (3) Verification request code
    (4) Processed date
    (5) Non-verifiable indicator
    (6) Wage amount
    (7) Reporting period
     For employers of individuals in the QW file of the NDNH:
    (1) Name (first, middle, last)
    (2) Employer identification number
    (3) Address(es)
     Transmitter agency code
     Transmitter state code
     State or agency name

SYSTEM(S) OF RECORDS:
    SSA's SORs are the Master Beneficiary Record (MBR), 60-0090 last 
fully published at 71 Federal Register (FR) 1826 (January 11, 2006), 
updated at 72 FR 69723 (December 10, 2007), at 78 FR 40542 (July 5, 
2013), at 83 FR 31250-51 (July 3, 2018), and at 83 FR 5499696 (November 
1, 2018) and the Completed Determination Record--Continuing Disability 
Determinations (CDR-CDD) file, 60-0050 last fully published at 71 FR 
1813 (January 11, 2006), updated at 72 FR 69723 (December 10, 2007), 
and at 83 FR 54969 (November 1, 2018).
    OCSE will match SSA information in the MBR and CDR-CDD against the 
QW information maintained in the NDNH. The NDNH contains new hire, QW, 
and unemployment information furnished by state and federal agencies 
and is maintained by OCSE in its SOR ``OCSE National Directory of New 
Hires,'' No. 09-80-0381, published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 
17906 (April 2, 2015). The disclosure of NDNH information by OCSE to 
SSA constitutes a ``routine use,'' as defined by the Privacy Act. 5 
U.S.C. 552a(b)(3). Routine use (9) of the system of records authorizes 
the disclosure of NDNH information to SSA for this purpose. 80 FR 
17906-07 (April 2, 2015).

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