Computer Matching Agreements and Notices
One impetus for the Privacy Act of 1974 was Congressional concern about the government's use of computers to keep records about individuals, with the Act’s preamble identifying automated record keeping as potentially harmful to record subjects.
The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, or the Computer Matching Act (CMA), amends the Privacy Act of 1974 to establish procedural safeguards affecting agencies' use of Privacy Act records in performing certain types of computerized matching programs.
Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552a(o), "no record which is contained in a system of records may be disclosed to a recipient agency or non-Federal agency for use in a computer matching program except pursuant to a written agreement between the source agency and the recipient agency or non-Federal agency," subject to other delineated exceptions.
Below is the latest Computer Matching Activities Report and a listing of all computer matching agreements with their corresponding Federal Register Notices.
Computer Matching Activities Report2020 Computer Matching Activities Report
Computer Matching Agreements & Federal Register Notices
|Number||Name||Federal Register Link||Federal Register Name||36-Month IPERIA CMA||18-Month Re-establishment||12-Month Renewal|
|1||HUD-VA Credit Alert Interactive Voice Response System (CAIVRS)||84 FR 24169 May 24, 2019||N/A||(18) CMA||(12) Renewal|
|2||DoD-VBA Disability Comp for Recipients Who Return to Active Duty #87||84 FR 20968 May 13, 2019||N/A||(18) CMA||(12) Renewal|
|3||VBA-DoD Eligibility for Montgomery GI Bill (Active Duty and Selected Reserve) and Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits||85 FR 67814 October 26, 2020||N/A||(18) CMA||N/A|
|4||VBA-SSA Eligibility for VA Benefits/MBR Match 1030||85 FR 7618 February 10, 2020||N/A||(18) CMA||N/A|
|5||VBA-BOP Eligibility of Incarcerated VA Beneficiaries||85 FR 52195 August 24, 2020||N/A||(18) CMA||N/A|
|6||ED-VBA Federal Student Aid Application (FAFSA)||86 FR 24394 May 6, 2021||N/A||(18) CMA||N/A|
|7||SSA-VBA Individual Self-Certification of Eligibility for Prescription Drug Subsidy #1309||85 FR 45291 July 27, 2020||N/A||(18) CMA||N/A|
|8||DoD-VBA Reserve Pay Reconciliation #69||83 FR 51673 October 12, 2018||N/A||(18) CMA||N/A|
|9||HHS-VBA State Public Assistance Agencies (SPAAs)||85 FR 34451 June 4, 2020||N/A||(18) CMA||N/A|
|10||SSA-VBA Supplement Social Security Income (SSI) Eligibility Verification Match 1008||84 FR 54715 October 10, 2019||N/A||(18) CMA||(12) Renewal|
|11||VHA-IRS Verification of Income of Medical Care Applicants (DIFSLA) #066||85 FR 52194 August 24, 2020||N/A||(18) CMA||N/A|
|12||VBA-SSA Verification of Income Tax Returns Match 1050||85 FR 50069 August 17, 2020||N/A||(18) CMA||N/A|
|13||VHA-SSA Verify Eligibility for Health Benefits Program Match 1052||85 FR 68419 October 28, 2020||N/A||(18) CMA||N/A|
|14||IRS-VBA Verify Unearned Income Information (DIFSLA)||85 FR 73356 November 17, 2020||N/A||(18) CMA||N/A|
|15||ED-VBA Federal Student Loan Forgiveness||86 FR 22640 April 29, 2021||N/A||(18) CMA||N/A|
|16||HHS-VHA Determination of Eligibility under ACA (HHS match 1807)||86 FR 15942 March 25, 2021||N/A||(18) CMA||N/A|
|17||VA-HHS/CMS Disclosure to Support VA’s “Seek to Prevent Fraud, Waste and Abuse” Initiative||84 FR 37393 July 31, 2019||N/A||(18) CMA||N/A|
|18||Department of Treasury/VA FSC Do Not Pay||86 FR 38531 July 21, 2021||(36) CMA||N/A||N/A|