U.S. Alert – Social Security Administration Announces New Computer Matching Program with Department of Homeland Security

On October 27, 2017, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued a notice announcing a new computer matching program they are managing with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The purpose of the matching program is to set forth the terms, conditions and safeguards under which DHS will disclose information to SSA identifying noncitizens that either leave the United States voluntarily or are removed from the United States. These individuals may be subject to suspension of payments, nonpayment of benefits, or both, as well as recovery of overpayments. SSA will use DHS data to determine if suspension of payments, nonpayment of benefits, and/or recovery of overpayments is applicable. The matching program will be effective November 27, 2017 and will expire on January 18, 2019.