A third-party report is:
a report by a person or organization not listed in the definition of a first-party report (VB 01501.010B.2.); or
an event detected from a computer match with a Federal or State agency.
All third-party reports require independent verification of the report/event UNLESS
the event is detected from a computer data match that is excepted from the Computer
Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (CMPPA). (See VB 01501.013 for CMPPA exceptions.)
When a third-party report will result in an adverse action, a Notice of Planned Action
must be sent to the beneficiary (unless legally incompetent) and payee before the report can be processed. The Notice of Planned Action will advise him or her
of the pending adverse action and the effect the action have on benefits. In addition,
the notice informs the beneficiary/payee of the Goldberg/Kelly provisions and advises
him or her that SSA will process the report if an appeal is not filed within 10 days
of his or her receipt of the advance notice.