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. 

Congressional Response Report: Social Security Administration Benefits Related to Unauthorized Work

DATE: Tuesday, March 18, 2003
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The Social Security Administration's Processing of Internal Revenue Service Overstated Wage Referrals

DATE: Tuesday, March 18, 2003
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Federal Agencies' Controls Over the Access, Disclosure and Use of Social Security Numbers by External Entities

DATE: Tuesday, March 11, 2003
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Referring Potentially Fraudulent Enumeration Applications to the Office of the Inspector General

DATE: Monday, March 3, 2003
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Review of Social Security Administration Controls over the Access, Disclosure and Use of Social Security Numbers by External Entities

DATE: Monday, December 30, 2002
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Congressional Response Report: Status of the Social Security Administration's Earnings Suspense File

DATE: Monday, November 18, 2002
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Homeland Security and the Integrity of the Social Security Number

DATE: Thursday, September 19, 2002

The Social Security Administration's Employee Verification Service for Registered Employers

DATE: Thursday, September 12, 2002

The Social Security Administration Continues Assigning Original Social Security Numbers To Foreign-Born Individuals Who Present Invalid Evidentiary Documents

DATE: Thursday, August 22, 2002
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Effectiveness of the Social Security Administration's Earnings After Death Process

DATE: Monday, August 19, 2002
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