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Title 20Chapter VPart 603 → Subpart C


Title 20: Employees' Benefits
PART 603—FEDERAL-STATE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION (UC) PROGRAM; CONFIDENTIALITY AND DISCLOSURE OF STATE UC INFORMATION


Subpart C—Mandatory Disclosure for Income and Eligibility Verification System (IEVS)


Contents
§603.20   What is the purpose and scope of this subpart?
§603.21   What is a requesting agency?
§603.22   What information must State UC agencies disclose for purposes of an IEVS?
§603.23   What information must State UC agencies obtain from other agencies, and crossmatch with wage information, for purposes of an IEVS?

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§603.20   What is the purpose and scope of this subpart?

(a) Purpose. Subpart C implements Section 303(f), SSA. Section 303(f) requires States to have in effect an income and eligibility verification system, which meets the requirements of Section 1137, SSA, under which information is requested and exchanged for the purpose of verifying eligibility for, and the amount of, benefits available under several federally assisted programs, including the Federal-State UC program.

(b) Scope. This subpart C applies only to a State UC agency.

Note to paragraph (b): Although not implemented in this part 603, Section 1137(a)(1), SSA, provides that each State must require claimants for compensation to furnish to the State UC agency their social security account numbers, as a condition of eligibility for compensation, and further requires States to utilize such account numbers in the administration of the State UC laws. Section 1137(a)(3), SSA, further provides that employers must make quarterly wage reports to a State UC agency, or an alternative agency, for use in verifying eligibility for, and the amount of, benefits. Section 1137(d)(1), SSA, provides that each State must require claimants for compensation, as a condition of eligibility, to declare in writing, under penalty of perjury, whether the individual is a citizen or national of the United States, and, if not, that the individual is in a satisfactory immigration status. Other provisions of Section 1137(d), SSA, not implemented in this regulation require the States to obtain, and individuals to furnish, information which shows immigration status, and require the States to verify immigration status with the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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§603.21   What is a requesting agency?

For the purposes of this subpart C, requesting agency means:

(a) Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Agency—Any State or local agency charged with the responsibility of administering a program funded under part A of Title IV of the SSA.

(b) Medicaid Agency—Any State or local agency charged with the responsibility of administering the provisions of the Medicaid program under a State plan approved under Title XIX of the SSA.

(c) Food Stamp Agency—Any State or local agency charged with the responsibility of administering the provisions of the Food Stamp Program under the Food Stamp Act of 1977.

(d) Other SSA Programs Agency—Any State or local agency charged with the responsibility of administering a program under a State plan approved under Title I, X, XIV, or XVI (Supplemental Security Income for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled) of the SSA.

(e) Child Support Enforcement Agency—Any State or local child support enforcement agency charged with the responsibility of enforcing child support obligations under a plan approved under part D of Title IV of the SSA.

(f) Social Security Administration—Commissioner of the Social Security Administration in establishing or verifying eligibility or benefit amounts under Titles II (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Benefits) and XVI (Supplemental Security Income for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled) of the SSA.

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§603.22   What information must State UC agencies disclose for purposes of an IEVS?

(a) Disclosure of information. Each State UC agency must disclose, upon request, to any requesting agency, as defined in §603.21, that has entered into an agreement required by §603.10, wage information (as defined at §603.2(k)) and claim information (as defined at §603.2(a)) contained in the records of such State UC agency.

(b) Format. The State UC agency must adhere to standardized formats established by the Secretary of HHS (in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture) and set forth in 42 CFR 435.960 (concerning standardized formats for furnishing and obtaining information to verify income and eligibility).

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§603.23   What information must State UC agencies obtain from other agencies, and crossmatch with wage information, for purposes of an IEVS?

(a) Crossmatch with information from requesting agencies. Each State UC agency must obtain such information from the Social Security Administration and any requesting agency as may be needed in verifying eligibility for, and the amount of, compensation payable under the State UC law.

(b) Crossmatch of wage and benefit information. The State UC agency must crossmatch quarterly wage information with UC payment information to the extent that such information is likely, as determined by the Secretary of Labor, to be productive in identifying ineligibility for benefits and preventing or discovering incorrect payments.

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