TN 2 (01-17)
GN 03314.140 Disclosure Without Consent to State and Local Agencies to Administer State Pension Programs and Retiree Health Plans
A. Disclosure policy
State pension programs (State teachers’ retirement systems and health benefit plans) meet our criteria for an income maintenance program and health maintenance program as described in GN 03314.001A.4. and GN 03314.001A.3. We may disclose certain non-tax return information, including verification of Social Security Numbers (SSN), to State agencies responsible for administering State pension programs and retiree health plans. 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 SSN Holders and SSN Applications System;
60-0089—Claims Folders System;
60-0090—Master Beneficiary Record; and
60-0320—Electronic Disability Claims File.
For information on 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 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.