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[121 STAT. 1834]
[121 STAT. 1834]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 1834

PUBLIC LAW 110–157—DEC. 26, 2007

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Secretary, information in the custody of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for comparison with information in the National Directory of New Hires, in order to obtain information in such Directory with respect to individuals who are applying for or receiving— ‘‘(i) needs-based pension benefits provided under chapter 15 of title 38, United States Code, or under any other law administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; ‘‘(ii) parents’ dependency and indemnity compensation provided under section 1315 of title 38, United States Code; ‘‘(iii) health care services furnished under subsections (a)(2)(G), (a)(3), or (b) of section 1710 of title 38, United States Code; or ‘‘(iv) compensation paid under chapter 11 of title 38, United States Code, at the 100 percent rate based solely on unemployability and without regard to the fact that the disability or disabilities are not rated as 100 percent disabling under the rating schedule. ‘‘(B) REQUIREMENT TO SEEK MINIMUM INFORMATION.— The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall seek information pursuant to this paragraph only to the extent necessary to verify the employment and income of individuals described in subparagraph (A). ‘‘(C) DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY.— ‘‘(i) INFORMATION DISCLOSURE.—The Secretary, in cooperation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, shall compare information in the National Directory of New Hires with information provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs with respect to individuals described in subparagraph (A), and shall disclose information in such Directory regarding such individuals to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in accordance with this paragraph, for the purposes specified in this paragraph. ‘‘(ii) CONDITION ON DISCLOSURE.—The Secretary shall make disclosures in accordance with clause (i) only to the extent that the Secretary determines that such disclosures do not interfere with the effective operation of the program under this part. ‘‘(D) USE OF INFORMATION BY SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.—The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may use information resulting from a data match pursuant to this paragraph only— ‘‘(i) for the purposes specified in subparagraph (B); and ‘‘(ii) after removal of personal identifiers, to conduct analyses of the employment and income reporting of individuals described in subparagraph (A). ‘‘(E) REIMBURSEMENT OF HHS COSTS.—The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall reimburse the Secretary, in accordance with subsection (k)(3), for the costs incurred by the Secretary in furnishing the information requested under this paragraph. ‘‘(F) CONSENT.—The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall not seek, use, or disclose information under this paragraph

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