TN 2 (01-17)
GN 03314.065 Disclosure Without Consent to State and Local Agencies Providing Services to Disabled, Blind, and Visually Impaired Children
A. Disclosure policy
We may disclose certain non-tax information, including verification of Social Security Numbers (SSN), to State and local agencies to determine entitlement to and eligibility for services they provide to disabled, blind, or visually impaired children. These disclosures assist the State and local agencies in providing rehabilitation services for Title XVI recipients under provisions of section 1615 of the Social Security Act. The agency’s health maintenance and income maintenance routine use, cited in a number of our systems of records, permits disclosure without consent. The systems of records include, but are not limited to the following:
60-0058—Master Files of SSN Holders and SSN Applications System;
60-0089—Claims Folders System;
60-0090—Master Beneficiary Record;
60-0103—Supplemental Security Income Record and Special Veterans Benefits System; and
60-0320—Electronic Disability Claims File.
For information concerning verification of SSNs, see GN 03325.003.
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. 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.