State public assistance agencies administer the Department of Agriculture’s SNAP through
their local offices. This program helps individuals with low incomes buy the food
they need to maintain good health. We may disclose certain non-tax return information,
including verification of Social Security Numbers (SSN), to State and local agencies
for their administration of SNAP. Disclosure is permissible under the health maintenance
and income maintenance routine use cited in a number of the agency’s 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;
60-0103—Supplemental Security Income Record and Special Veterans Benefits System;
60-0269—Prisoner Update Processing 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 SNAP pursuant to Section 6103(l)(7) of the IRC.
For information on the verification of SSNs, see GN 03325.002. For information on the disclosure of tax return information, see GN
03314.002 and GN 03320.015A.