Social Security Number (SSN) - These federal laws say that anyone applying for medical benefits must provide an SSN. Federal laws - 42 USC 132b-7(a), 42 CFR 435.910, 42 CFR 435.920 and 42 CFR 457.340(b). When you write your SSN on the application it means that you give permission for the Department of Human Services (DHS)/Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to use it and tell others about it for these reasons:
- To help us decide if you qualify for benefits. We will use the SSN to make sure the income and assets you gave on the application are correct. We will match that information with other state and federal records, such as Internal Revenue Service, Department of Revenue, Medicaid, child support, Social Security, and unemployment benefits.
- To write reports about the Oregon Health Plan or Healthy Kids.
- If the SSN is needed in order to administer the program you apply for or receive benefits from.
- To help us improve the program by doing quality reviews and other activities.
- To make sure that we have given you the correct amount of benefits and to recover money if we have overpaid benefits.