TN 6 (03-11)

GN 00903.360 Privacy Act Considerations for Information and Referral

A. Policy for privacy act considerations

The field office representative must always consider the Privacy Act when we receive a request for information about a specific individual from another agency. The information in SSA's beneficiary files is confidential and we cannot release information without the beneficiary's consent. A consent statement signed and dated by the beneficiary must accompany any request of this type from another agency. In the same way, when SSA is proposing to refer a claimant or beneficiary to another agency, you must obtain consent from the beneficiary.

B. Reference

GN 03301.000, Law and Regulations – Disclosure/Confidentiality


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GN 00903.360 - Privacy Act Considerations for Information and Referral - 03/07/2011
Batch run: 03/07/2011
Rev:03/07/2011