TN 2 (01-17)
GN 03314.010 Disclosure Without Consent to State and Local Agencies with Shared Responsibility for Administering an SSA Program
A. Disclosure policy
We disclose information to a State or local agency that shares responsibility with us for administering a Social Security program(s). For example, we may disclose data to a State or local agency when the disclosure is for the administration of Supplemental Security Income State supplements. We may make these disclosures at our own initiative or in response to a request from a State or local agency.
B. Routine use that permits disclosure
The health maintenance and income maintenance routine use, cited in a number of our systems of records, permits the disclosure of certain tax return and non-tax return information to State or local agencies that share responsibility with us for administering a Social Security program. The Master Beneficiary Record, as well as the Supplemental Security Income Record and Special Veterans Benefits System are two examples of systems of records that contain the relevant health maintenance and income maintenance routine use.
NOTE: For restrictions on the disclosure of tax return information, see GN 03314.002A.
C. Procedure for handling requests
The majority of the disclosures we make to State or local agencies under the health maintenance and income maintenance routine use occur via electronic data exchanges, as explained in GN 03314.001E.6. Consult with the regional office Data Exchange Coordinator or Privacy Act Coordinator to determine if we have a data exchange in effect with a particular State agency. For more information regarding the handling of requests from State and local agencies, see GN 03314.001E.