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The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100-503), amended the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) by describing the manner in which computer matching involving Federal agencies could be performed and adding certain protections for individuals applying for, and receiving, Federal benefits. Section 7201 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-508) further amended
The Privacy Act, as amended, regulates the use of computer matching by Federal agencies when records in a system of records are matched with other Federal, State, or local government records. It requires Federal agencies involved in computer matching programs to:
(1) Negotiate written agreements with the other agency or agencies participating in the matching programs;
(2) Obtain the Data Integrity Boards' approval of the match agreements;
(3) Publish notice of the computer matching in the
(4) Furnish detailed reports about matching programs to Congress and OMB;
(5) Notify applicants and beneficiaries that their records are subject to matching; and
(6) Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, terminating, or denying an individual's benefits or payments.
We have taken action to ensure that all of SSA's computer matching programs comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended.
SSA and RRB.
The purpose of this agreement is to establish the conditions under which RRB agrees to disclose RRB annuity payment data to the SSA through a computer matching program. This disclosure will provide SSA with information necessary to verify Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, and Special Veterans Benefits (SVB) program, eligibility and benefit payment amounts. It will also help to ensure that railroad annuity amounts paid by RRB to SSI and SVB recipients are correctly recorded on SSA's Supplemental Security Income Record and Special Veterans Benefit Record (SSR).
The legal authority for the SSI portion of this matching program is contained in sections 1631(e)(1)(A) and (B) and 1631(f) of the Social Security Act (the Act), (42 U.S.C. 1383(e)(1)(A) and (B) and 1383(f)). The legal authority for the SVB portion of this matching program is contained in section 806(b) of the Act, (42 U.S.C. 1006 (b)).
On the basis of certain identifying information provided by SSA, RRB will provide SSA with electronic files containing annuity payment data from RRB's system of records (
The matching program shall become effective no sooner than 40 days after notice for the program is sent to Congress and OMB, or 30 days after publication of this notice in the