TN 2 (02-20)

GN 03316.100 Disclosure Without Consent to Consumer Reporting Agencies

The Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. § 552a(b)(12)) permits Federal agencies to disclose certain information without the written consent of the subject to consumer reporting agencies in accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3711(e). The purpose of the disclosure is to aid the Federal government in the collection of outstanding debts, by making these debts part of their credit records.

In accordance with this provision of the Privacy Act, we may disclose the following information to consumer reporting agencies about individuals with delinquent Social Security Administration debts:

  • name;

  • address;

  • Social Security number;

  • other information necessary to establish an individual’s identity;

  • amount of the debt;

  • status of the debt;

  • history of the debt; and

  • the agency or program under which the debt arose.

We have several systems of records that contain a routine use allowing disclosure to consumer reporting agencies. You can view a full listing of all of our systems of records and their routine uses at

Please refer requests concerning consumer agencies to the Office of the General Counsel, Office of Privacy and Disclosure via the regional Privacy Act Coordinator.

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GN 03316.100 - Disclosure Without Consent to Consumer Reporting Agencies - 02/06/2020
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