TN 2 (01-17)

GN 03314.035 Disclosure Without Consent to States’ Attorneys

A. Disclosure policy

We may disclose certain non-tax return information to a State's Attorney when the information is needed to audit a State program that involves a Social Security program(s) (Supplemental Security Income State supplementation). Disclosure is permissible under the health maintenance and income maintenance routine use cited in a number of our systems of records, including but not limited to the following:

  • 60-0058—Master Files of Social Security Number (SSN) Holders and SSN Applications;

  • 60-0089—Claims Folders System, and

  • 60-0103—Supplemental Security Income Record and Special Veterans Benefit System.

NOTE: Refer requests for information from the Program Integrity Case Files to SSA, Office of the Inspector General.

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, disclosure to States’ Attorneys for audit purposes will more than likely occur through other methods (telephone and field office visits). For more information regarding the handling of requests from State and local agencies, see GN 03314.001E.


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GN 03314.035 - Disclosure Without Consent to States' Attorneys - 01/17/2017
Batch run: 01/17/2017
Rev:01/17/2017