GN 03316.040 Disclosure Without Consent to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
SSA may disclose information to DHS, USCIS, as necessary, when processing aliens’ applications for Social Security numbers (SSN) or claims for benefits to verify the authenticity of immigration documents submitted by aliens as evidentiary documentation. Information pertaining to the identity of, and the documentation provided by, the alien may be disclosed.
The verifications are done through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program either online (by an online SAVE query) or manually by Form G-845, Document Verification Request).
See RM 10210.210, RM 10214.110, RM 10214.170, and other parts of RM 10200.000 for comprehensive procedures concerning verifying evidentiary documentation submitted by aliens.
2. Receipt of Information from DHS, USCIS Indicates Potential Violations of the Act
The receipt of information, or an inquiry, from USCIS may indicate a potential violation of the Act (e.g., a potential violation of section 208 of the Act concerning false statements or representations and other violations). If a violation is indicated, development should be undertaken independently of any response to USCIS (see RM 10214.110A, Violations and Fraud).
Relevant non-tax return information may be disclosed from the following systems of records:
60-0058— Master Files of Social Security Number (SSN) Holders and SSN Applications,
60-0059—Earnings Recording and Self-Employment Income 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 (eDib) Claims File.
3. Disclosure for DHS, USCIS Purposes
See GN 03313.095A.2. and GN 03313.095B.
See GN 03316.001D.