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VA Use Of SSA Earnings Data (VA-EARN)

Metadata Updated: March 11, 2023

The purpose of this matching program is to provide the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), both the Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) and Veterans Health Administration (VHA), with data from income tax return information disclosed to SSA to verify eligibility for VA health benefit programs. The SSA data is used to verify earnings information. VHA will also use SSA's records of wage and self-employment income to verify the veterans' employment status. Health insurance information (obtained from veteran, spouse and/or employer during employment verification) and/or income data (verification of which changes eligibility for medical care) may be forwarded to VHA medical center facilities for eligibility category changes and potential billing activities. VA also submits a weekly file through this exchange to support the VA/SSA/IRS White House Data Sharing initiative to reduce the VA backlog.

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 11, 2023
Data Update Frequency R/P1W

Metadata Source

Harvested from SSA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 11, 2023
Publisher Social Security Administration
Identifier US-GOV-SSA-660
Data Last Modified R/P1W
Rights The data contained in this data exchange is restricted due to sensitivity and/or privacy issues. If you would like more information on a data exchange with SSA please visit the following web site
Public Access Level restricted public
Data Update Frequency R/P1W
Bureau Code 016:00
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
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Harvest Source Id 9386406b-a7b0-4834-a267-0f912b6340db
Harvest Source Title SSA JSON
Old Spatial United States
Program Code 016:000
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 82521bfe6865fed427d2943a9efee4454bad027b
Source Schema Version 1.1
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