Electronic Data Exchanges with the States

SSA provides electronic data to the states for use in determining entitlement and eligibility for federally funded benefit programs – such as Medicare and Medicaid, subsidized housing, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families – as well as other federally funded, state administered benefit programs.  To receive SSA data to administer federally funded, state-administered benefit programs, the state or state agency must sign a Computer Matching Agreement (CMA) and an Information Exchange Agreement (IEA/F).  SSA also discloses data to the states for their use in administering state-funded, state administered benefit programs.  To receive SSA data to administer state-funded, state administered benefit programs, the state or state agency must sign a Reimbursable Information Exchange Agreement (R-IEA).

If a state agency with an approved and signed IEA cannot receive SSA data directly, that state agency will utilize a State Transmission/Transfer Component (STC) through which they will receive the requested data.  Usage of an STC requires an STC Agreement which documents the data flow, as well as outlines the terms, conditions, and safeguards of transferring SSA data to another state agency(s).

SSA also provides data/verification services to state agencies for the purposes of administering voter’s registrations, as well as, driver’s license and identification card programs.  We also receive information from states that enables us to efficiently and effectively establish and verify eligibility and benefit payment amounts under certain SSA administered programs.

Data at Your Fingertips: Data Exchange Agreements

A two-part webinar on Data Exchange Agreements for Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Government partners.

  • Part 1 – “Data at Your Fingertips: An Introduction to SSA Data Exchange Agreements”, explains how to establish a data exchange agreement with the Social Security Administration.
  • Part 2 – “Data at Your Fingertips: SSA Data Exchange, Understanding the Data for Current Users”, explains how data exchange agreements work and how to obtain the data you need.
View Data Exchange Agreements webinar

Regional Data Exchange Coordinators

As part of SSA's mission to streamline data exchange activities for state agencies, the Data Exchange Coordinators (DECs) should be contacted when initiating new state Data Exchange (DX) requests as well as applicable questions relating to existing state DX agreements. The DECs listed below can be contacted via email or by telephone.

Region States Name Email Phone
I
CT, ME, MA, NH, RI & VT
Susan Fay
(617) 565-2855
II
NY, NJ, PR & US VI
Bob Ievers
(607) 733-4206
III
DE, MD, PA, VA, WVA & DC
Prasanna Kartha
(215) 597-1962
IV
AL
Frances Tatum
(866) 593-0914 ext. 26257
FL
Jeff Vincent
(877) 445-0843
GA
Alicia Lipscomb
(866) 704-3482
KY
James Stewart
(866) 331-4458
MS
Jan Stearns
(866) 331-8135
NC
Mathias Bishop
(877) 803-6311
SC
Cornell Jenkins
(866) 964-7594
TN
Dan Phillips
(877) 808-5461
V
IL, MN & OH
Gail James
(312) 575-4246
IN, MI & WI
Victoria Wallace
(312) 575-4208
VI
AR, LA, OK, NM & TX
Israel Carrillo
(214) 767-4638
VII
IA, KS, MO & NA
Michelle Palmer
(816) 936-5638
VIII
CO, MT, ND, SD, UT & WY
Tracy Tweten
(303) 844-0839
IX
AZ, CA, NV, HI, Guam, American Samoa & Saipan
Nancy Borjon
(510) 970-8256
X
AK & WA
Breyan Foltz
(206) 615-2123
ID & OR
Kate Pesin
(206) 615-2130