TN 2 (05-94)
GN 03340.045 Pledges of Confidentiality - Policy
SSA generally should not pledge confidentiality of information because SSA cannot
deny access by an individual to information obtained from third parties that is part
of that individual's claims folder, or of medical records identified as “confidential.”
However, a pledge of confidentiality may be made to protect third party statements
in an investigative or program integrity file, as described in GN 03340.050. Such files are exempt from access by the individual to whom the statements pertain
and are not part of the claims folder system of records.