The department requires that CMAs be developed and approved for each matching program in accordance with the law. This recovered matching programme will start no earlier than 30 days after the publication of this Communication, unless comments are received justifying an amendment to this Communication. This matching programme shall be implemented for an initial period of eighteen months (from 28 January 2021 to 27 July 2022) and may be extended for a further year within three months of expiry if the parties do not make a substantial change to the matching programme and confirm that the programme has been implemented in accordance with the matching agreement. A CMA is a written agreement between the source agency and the receiving (or non-federal) agency that defines the terms of the matching program. The COMPUTER reconciliation rules of the Data Protection Act apply to a wide range of IT reconciliation activities carried out by federal authorities for the purpose of establishing or verifying the merits or compliance with respect to benefits in cash or in kind or payments made under federal benefit programs. An agreement between the Ministry of Finance and another federal or non-federal authority can last up to 18 months and be extended for a further 12 months. In the same way that USCIS data is used to verify eligibility for unemployment benefits, the State of California uses a game agreement for its Medicaid programs. The program costs between $6.3 million and $7 million per year and saves $414 million per year. Under the Data Protection Act of 1974, a computer comparison program is required for any computerized comparison of two or more automated registration systems or a non-federal registration system, in order to determine or verify the validity of or compliance with cash or in-kind benefits or payments made under federal benefit programs. In 2019, the DIB reviewed and approved 11 matching agreements: however, the main focus of the agreements is on the savings achieved by suspending or refusing to pay and automating paper-based processes. The report notes that savings ranged from $380,000 per year to $414 million $US.

Circular A-108, Section 14 of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), requires agencies to send it an annual matching activity report to the OMB. The department reports annually to OMB on its matching activities. Below is the Ministry`s Matching Activity Report for 2019: The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (the Act), Pub.L.100-503, amends the Privacy Act of 1974 and establishes procedural safeguards affecting the use of privacy records by authorities in the implementation of certain types of computerized matching programs. The law regulates the use of computer comparison by federal authorities that include personally identifiable records kept in a system of records subject to the Data Protection Act. The law requires agencies to enter into written agreements setting out the conditions under which the games are to be held. The Act applies to the computerized comparison of two or more automated registration systems (or federal personnel or payroll systems) between federal authorities or between a federal authority and a non-federal authority. . . .