(a) In general. An individual shall not be denied any right, benefit,
or privilege provided by law by a component because of such individual's refusal to
disclose his social security number.
(b) Exceptions. The provisions of paragraph (a) of this section shall
not apply with respect to:
(1) Any disclosure which is required by Federal statute, or
(2) The disclosure of a social security number to any Federal, State, or local
agency maintaining a system of records in existence and operating before January 1,
1975, if such disclosure was required under statute or regulation adopted prior to
such date to verify the identity of an individual.
(c) Requests for disclosure of social security number. Any component
which requests an individual to disclose his or her social security account number
shall inform that individual whether:
(1) Disclosure is mandatory or voluntary.
(2) By what statutory or other authority such number is solicited, and
(3) What uses will be made of it. (See section 7 of the Privacy Act of 1974 set
forth at 5 U.S.C. 552a, note.)
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