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. 

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

DATE: Thursday, July 22, 2010
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Controls over the Flexiplace Program and Personally Identifiable Information at Hearing Offices

DATE: Wednesday, June 9, 2010
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Anthrax-Hoax Defendant Pleads Guilty

DATE: Monday, May 17, 2010

Individuals Receiving Social Security Cards After Benefits Have Been Suspended

DATE: Friday, March 26, 2010
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Prisoners' Access to Social Security Numbers

DATE: Friday, March 12, 2010
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The Social Security Administration's Compliance with Social Security Number Replacement Card Issuance Provisions of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004

DATE: Thursday, March 4, 2010
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The Social Security Administration's Implementation of the E-Verify Program for New Hires

DATE: Wednesday, January 6, 2010
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The Social Security Administration's Compliance with Certain Evidence Requirements that Restrict Noncitizens' Eligibility for Title II Benefits

DATE: Friday, September 25, 2009
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Effectiveness of Special Indicator Codes on the Social Security Administration's Numident File

DATE: Wednesday, August 26, 2009
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Protecting Personally Identifiable Information on the Social Security Administration's Intranet Sites

DATE: Wednesday, August 19, 2009
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