When an allowed SSI applicant or recipient has a third party source to cover medical
expenses, SSA district offices (DOs) should obtain complete third party liability
(TPL) information for residents of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas.
TPL information is an important tool used by State agencies to reduce Federal and
State Medicaid expenditures. States pay SSA to collect TPL information. To effectively
use this tool, States must receive complete TPL information from SSA (e.g., policy
number, name and address of insurance company, effective date of coverage, etc.).