Strengthen the Integrity and Protection of the Social Security Number

In Fiscal Year 2013, SSA assigned approximately 5.8 million original Social Security numbers (SSNs) and issued about 10.3 million replacement SSN cards. In the same fiscal year, SSA also recorded approximately $689 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. 

Personally Identifiable Information Made Available to the General Public Via the Death Master File

DATE: Wednesday, June 4, 2008
pdf download View the PDF
View the Text

The Social Security Administration's Compliance with Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 Provisions Regarding Security of Social Security Cards and Numbers

DATE: Wednesday, May 21, 2008
pdf download View the PDF
View the Text

Assignment of Social Security Numbers to Noncitizens with Fiance Visas

DATE: Tuesday, May 6, 2008
pdf download View the PDF
View the Text

Removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare Cards

DATE: Friday, May 2, 2008
pdf download View the PDF
View the Text

Follow-up: Assessment of the Enumeration at Entry Process

DATE: Thursday, March 20, 2008
pdf download View the PDF
View the Text

Controls for Issuing Social Security Number Verification Printouts

DATE: Wednesday, December 5, 2007
pdf download View the PDF
View the Text

Social Security Administration's Controls over Redisclosure of Sensitive Information in the Kansas City Region

DATE: Wednesday, November 28, 2007
pdf download View the PDF
View the Text

Effectiveness of the Single Select Edit Routine

DATE: Friday, September 28, 2007
pdf download View the PDF
View the Text

The Validity of Earnings Posted to the Social Security Administration's Master Earnings File for Children Ages 7 through 13

DATE: Friday, September 28, 2007
pdf download View the PDF
View the Text

Social Security Numbers Assigned to Citizens of Compact of Free Association Countries (Limited Distribution)

DATE: Monday, September 24, 2007
pdf View the Summary PDF
View the Text

Pages