SSA announces a new matching program with the OCSE

In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, the SSA has announced a new/modified version of an existing computer matching program that it is currently conducting with Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE). The deadline to submit comments on the proposed matching program was June 11, 2017. It will become effective beginning on June 12, 2017, and will expire on June 11, 2018.

Purpose of the program

The purpose of this matching program is to govern the following information exchange operations between the OCSE and the SSA from the National Directory of New Hires (NDNH): online query access for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Disability Insurance (DI), and Ticket-to-Work and Self-Sufficiency (Ticket) programs, and SSI Quarterly Wage batch match. This agreement also governs the use, treatment, and safeguarding of the information exchanged. The agreement assists the SSA (1) in establishing or verifying eligibility or payment amounts, or both, under the SSI program; (2) in establishing or verifying eligibility or continuing entitlement under the DI program; and (3) in administering the Ticket programs. These activities include overpayment avoidance and recovery for all three programs.

Comments requested

Interested parties may comment on this notice by either telefaxing to (410) 966-0869, writing to Mary Ann Zimmerman, Acting Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, SSA, 617 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235-6401, or email to Mary.Ann.Zimmerman@ssa.gov. All comments received will be available for public inspection at this address.

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