TN 2 (01-17)

GN 03314.055 Disclosure Without Consent to State and Local Agencies to Administer the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program

A. Disclosure policy

The TANF program provides assistance and work opportunities to needy families by granting the States Federal funds to develop and implement their own welfare programs. We may disclose certain non-tax return information, including verification of Social Security Numbers (SSN), to State agencies that administer the TANF program 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 SSN Holders and SSN Applications System;

  • 60-0090—Master Beneficiary Record; and

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

We may also disclose certain tax return information covered by the Earnings Recording and Self-Employment Income System (60-0059) system of record to State agencies that administer the TANF program pursuant to Section 6103(l)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code.

For information regarding the verification of SSNs, see GN 03325.003.

For information about disclosing tax return information, see GN 03314.002 and GN 03320.015.

B. Procedure for handling requests

State agencies that administer the TANF program receive certain tax return and non-tax return information from us primarily through electronic data exchanges, as authorized under data exchange agreements with us. 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 its administration of the TANF program. For more information regarding the handling of requests from State and local agencies, see GN 03314.001E.


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GN 03314.055 - Disclosure Without Consent to State and Local Agencies to Administer the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program - 01/17/2017
Batch run: 01/17/2017
Rev:01/17/2017