Occasionally, living individuals are erroneously included in the DMF (e.g., due to
inaccurate death reports or inaccurate data input). When providing the DMF, DMF customers
are advised that not all of the information is verified and SSA does not guarantee
the accuracy of the DMF. When SSA discovers that a living individual was erroneously
included on the DMF, disclosure may be made to recipients of the DMF. The purpose
of the disclosure is to notify recipients of the DMF of the corrected data concerning
the life status of such individuals and to minimize the harm to affected individuals
that might result from action of DMF recipients that is based on erroneous inclusion
in the DMF.
Relevant information may be disclosed from the following systems of records:
60-0058—Master Files of Social Security Number (SSN) Holders and SSN Applications
60-0090—Master Beneficiary Record, and
60-0103—Supplemental Security Income Record and Special Veterans Benefits System.
See GN 02602.055 for procedures on handling reports or erroneous death terminations
for claimants and beneficiaries. See GN 00304.100 for procedures when an erroneous death is on the Numident for a non-beneficiary.