(1) The bureau of employment programs shall disclose, upon request, to officers and employees of the department of housing and urban development and to representatives of public housing agencies, any wage and benefit information with respect to an identified individual which is contained in its records. The term "public housing agencies" means any agency described in section 3 (b) (6) of the United States Housing Act of 1937.
(2) The requesting agency shall agree that such information is to be used only for the purpose of determining an individual's eligibility for benefits, or the amount of benefits under any housing assistance program of the department of housing and urban development.
(3) The information shall not be released unless the requesting agency agrees to reimburse the costs involved for furnishing such information.
(4) In addition to the requirements of this section, all other requirements with respect to confidentiality of information obtained in the administration of this chapter and the sanctions imposed on improper disclosure shall apply to the use of such information by officers and employees of any public housing agency or the department of housing and urban development.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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