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SECTION 23
Wage reporting system
Social Services (SOS) CHAPTER 55, ARTICLE 2
§ 23. Wage reporting system. 1. The department is authorized to
provide information obtained from the wage reporting system as operated
by the state department of taxation and finance:

(a) to social services districts:

(i) with respect to applicants for and recipients of public assistance
and care or other benefits pursuant to this chapter for which such
districts are responsible;

(ii) with respect to any person legally responsible for the support of
such applicants and recipients;

(iii) with respect to any person legally responsible for the support
of a recipient of services under section one hundred eleven-g of this
chapter or to any agent of any entity that is under contract with the
child support program pursuant to title six-A of article three of this
chapter; and

(iv) with respect to the parents, the stepparents, the child and the
siblings of the child who were living in the same household as a child
who is in the custody, care and custody or custody and guardianship of a
local social services district or of the office of children and family
services during the month that the court proceedings leading to the
child's removal from the household were initiated, or the written
instrument transferring care and custody of the child pursuant to the
provisions of section three hundred fifty-eight-a of this chapter or
section three hundred eighty-four-a of this chapter was signed, provided
however, that such social services district shall only use the
information obtained pursuant to this subdivision for the purpose of
determining the eligibility of such child for federal payments for
foster care and adoption assistance pursuant to the provisions of title
IV-E of the federal social security act,

(b) to a public agency responsible for the administration of public
assistance and care in any geographically contiguous state with which
the department has an agreement with respect to wage information
pursuant to paragraph (h) of subdivision three of section twenty of this
article,

* (c) to social services districts with respect to participants in
employment or training programs authorized pursuant to this chapter who
are current recipients of public assistance and care or who are former
recipients of public assistance and care, (except that with regard to
former recipients, information which relates to a particular former
recipient shall be provided with client identifying data deleted) for
the purpose of evaluating the effect of participation in such programs
on such current and former recipients, and

* NB There are 2 ¶(c)'s

* (c) to the federal parent locator service, maintained by the federal
department of health and human services, as required by section one
hundred twenty-four of the federal family support act of nineteen
hundred eighty-eight, for the purpose of enabling the department to
fulfill obligations and responsibilities otherwise incumbent upon the
state department of labor.

* NB There are 2 ¶(c)'s

(d) to the federal social security administration or public agency of
another state with which the department has an agreement with respect to
wage information pursuant to paragraph (i) of subdivision three of
section twenty of this article.

2. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the department, upon
request by the office of welfare inspector general, shall provide said
office with such information it receives from the wage reporting system
operated by the department of taxation and finance that the office of
welfare inspector general deems necessary to carry out its functions and
duties under article four of the executive law.

3. Information obtained by the office of temporary and disability
assistance from the wage reporting system operated by the state
department of taxation and finance shall be considered confidential and
shall not be disclosed to persons or agencies other than those
considered entitled to such information when such disclosure is
necessary for the proper administration of programs of public assistance
and care or for the proper administration of the child support program
pursuant to title six-A of article three of this chapter, or of
eligibility assessments of children for federal payments for foster care
and adoption assistance pursuant to the provisions of title IV-E of the
federal social security act. For the purpose of this subdivision, any
disclosure made pursuant to subdivision one of this section shall be
considered necessary for the proper administration of programs of public
assistance and care, or of eligibility assessments of children for
federal payments for foster care and adoption assistance pursuant to the
provisions of title IV-E of the federal social security act; and the
federal parent locator service shall be considered an agency entitled to
such information as is necessary for the proper administration of the
child support program pursuant to title six-A of article three of this
chapter.