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 Report2022 Computer Matching Activities Report
Computer Matching Agreements & Federal Register Notices
|Number||Name||Federal Register Link||Federal Register Name||36-Month PIIA 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||86 FR 70162 December 9, 2021||N/A||(18) CMA||(12) Renewal|
|4||VBA-SSA Eligibility for VA Benefits/MBR Match 1030||87 FR 48776 August 10, 2022||N/A||(18) CMA||(12) Renewal|
|5||VBA-BOP Eligibility of Incarcerated VA Beneficiaries||85 FR 52195 August 24, 2020||N/A||(18) CMA||(12) Renewal|
|6||ED-VBA Federal Student Aid Application (FAFSA)||86 FR 24394 May 6, 2021||N/A||(18) CMA||(12) Renewal|
|7||SSA-VBA Individual Self-Certification of Eligibility for Prescription Drug Subsidy #1309||87 FR 76532 December 14, 2022||N/A||(18) CMA||(12) Renewal|
|8||DoD-VBA Reserve Pay Reconciliation #89||83 FR 51673 October 12, 2018||N/A||(18) CMA||(12) Renewal|
|9||State Public Assistance Agencies (PARIS) VBA||88 FR 11445 February 23, 2023||N/A||(18) CMA||N/A|
|10||SSA-VBA Supplement Social Security Income (SSI) Eligibility Verification Match 1008||87 FR 14607 March 15, 2022||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||(12) Renewal|
|12||VBA-SSA Verification of Income Tax Returns Match 1050||88 FR 8048 February 7, 2023||N/A||(18) CMA||N/A|
|13||VHA-SSA Verify Eligibility for Health Benefits Program Match 1052||88 FR 13516 March 3, 2023||N/A||(18) CMA||N/A|
|14||IRS-VBA Verify Unearned Income Information (DIFSLA)||88 FR 31310 May 16, 2023||N/A||(18) CMA||N/A|
|15||ED-VBA Federal Student Loan Forgiveness||86 FR 22640 April 29, 2021||N/A||(18) CMA||(12) Renewal|
|16||HHS-VHA Determination of Eligibility under ACA (HHS match 2103)||86 FR 15942 March 25, 2021||N/A||(18) CMA||(12) Renewal|
|17||VA-HHS/CMS Disclosure to Support VA Seek to Prevent Fraud, Waste and Abuse Initiative||87 FR 19177 April 1, 2022||N/A||(18) CMA||(12) Renewal|
|18||Department of Treasury/VA FSC Do Not Pay||86 FR 38531 July 21, 2021||(36) CMA||N/A||N/A|
|19||2022 Department of Treasury/VA FSC Do Not Pay||87 FR 57259 September 19, 2022||(36) CMA||N/A||N/A|
|20||Lifeline and Other Federal Connectivity Benefit Programs Computer Matching Agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs||87 FR 61015 October 7, 2022||N/A||(18) CMA||N/A|
|21||Small Business Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs||87 FR 76658 December 15, 2022||N/A||(18) CMA||N/A|