TN 2 (01-17)
GN 03314.030 Disclosure Without Consent to State Audit Agencies
A. Disclosure policy
We may disclose certain non-tax return information under a specific routine use permitting disclosure to a State Audit agency to audit:
Medicaid eligibility or State Supplementation payments, or
expenditures of Federal funds by the State for the administration of the State’s Disability Determination Services (DDS).
This routine use is cited in certain systems of records, including:
60-0058—Master Files of Social Security Number (SSN) Holders and SSN Applications;
60-0089—Claims Folder System; and
60-0103—Supplemental Security Income Record and Special Veterans Benefits Systems.
When the specific routine use permitting disclosure to State Audit agencies is not present in a system of records, we may disclose certain non-tax return information to State Audit agencies when the purpose for the requested disclosure is in connection with the State’s administration of health maintenance and income maintenance programs. These disclosures are permissible if the requested information is in a system of records containing the health maintenance and income maintenance routine use.
B. 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. However, we also might receive a disclosure request through other methods (letter, email, fax, telephone, or a field office visit). For more information regarding the handling of requests from State and local agencies, see GN 03314.001E.