Relevant non-tax return information may be disclosed to a Federal agency when requested
in connection with fraud or other criminal activity in an income-maintenance or health
maintenance program administered by the agency when the requested information concerns
eligibility, benefit amounts, or other of benefit status in a Social Security program
and is relevant to determining the same matters in the income-maintenance or health
maintenance program (e.g., Railroad Retirement Board pension and unemployment compensation
programs and the Department of Veterans Affairs compensation and benefit programs).
The requester must furnish a minimum of the number holder's SSN and name, or the name
along with sufficient identifying information to enable SSA to locate an SSN (see
GN 03312.040B.). Do not disclose a name if the requester furnishes only an SSN.