In these cases, SSA may disclose the name and address of the alleged victim,
and the reason(s) why we suspect abuse, to the appropriate State or local protective
social service agency. SSA should disclose only the minimal information necessary
to make the report. The State can then decide whether to pursue the matter and whether
to request additional information from SSA.
Disclosure of the above-referenced information is permissible based on the health
maintenance and income maintenance routine use cited in the following systems of records:
60-0058—Master Files of Social Security Number (SSN) Holders and SSN Applications
60-0089—Claims Folders System,
60-0090—Master Beneficiary Record,
60-0103—Supplemental Security Income Record and Special Veterans Benefits, and
60-0320—Electronic Disability Claim File.
5 U.S.C. § 552a(b)(3); 20 C.F.R. § 401.150.
If the information to be disclosed originated in a system of records other than those
listed here, the disclosure may be made based on the health and the safety exception
to the Privacy Act of 1974 and notice of the disclosure must be provided to the individual
whose record is disclosed. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b)(8); 20 C.F.R. § 401.160. For more information about making disclosures under the health and safety exception
to the Privacy Act, see GN 03316.135.