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GN 03316.100 Disclosure Without Consent to Consumer Reporting Agencies

A. Policy

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

In accordance with this provision of the Privacy Act, the following information may be disclosed to consumer reporting agencies about individuals with delinquent SSA 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.

The information may be disclosed from the following systems of records:

  • 60-0090—Master Beneficiary Record;

  • 60-0094—Recovery of Overpayment, Accounting and Reporting; and

  • 60-0103—Supplemental Security Income Record and Special Veterans Benefits.

B. Procedure

Refer requests to the Office of Public Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, through the component Privacy Act Coordinator.

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GN 03316.100 - Disclosure Without Consent to Consumer Reporting Agencies - 09/12/2005
Batch run: 09/12/2005