Strengthen the Integrity and Protection of the Social Security Number

In Fiscal Year 2012, SSA assigned approximately 5.5 million original Social Security numbers (SSNs) and issued about 11 million replacement SSN cards. In the same fiscal year, SSA also recorded approximately $585 billion in employment taxes related to earnings under assigned SSNs. 

Assigning SSNs only to those individuals authorized to obtain them, protecting information once the numbers are assigned, and accurately posting earnings reported under SSNs are critical SSA missions. 

These investigations and reports describe our efforts to meet these missions. 

Hearing on the Role of Social Security Numbers in Identity Theft and Options to Guard Their Privacy

DATE: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Follow-up: Personally Identifiable Information Made Available to the Public Via the Death Master File (Limited Distribution)

DATE: Thursday, March 31, 2011
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Florida Woman Indicted on Concealing Mother's Death, Social Security Fraud

DATE: Friday, March 25, 2011

Field Office Workload Related to Nonconfirmation Responses from the Employment Verification Program

DATE: Tuesday, November 9, 2010
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Monitoring Controls for the Help America Vote Verification Program

DATE: Friday, November 5, 2010
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Congressional Response Report: The Social Security Administration's Cost Estimates for the Consent Based Social Security Number Verification Program

DATE: Thursday, September 30, 2010
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The Social Security Administration's Risk of Making Payments to Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism

DATE: Monday, September 27, 2010
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Houston-Area Company Penalized $325,000 for Operating Misleading Social Security-Related Websites

DATE: Friday, August 20, 2010

Social Security Inspector General Report: Kindergarten through 12th Grade Schools' Collection and Use of Social Security Numbers

DATE: Thursday, July 22, 2010

Kindergarten Through 12th Grade Schools' Collection and Use of Social Security Numbers

DATE: Thursday, July 22, 2010
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