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. 

Profile of the Social Security Administration's Non-Work Alien File (Limited Distribution)

DATE: Friday, September 5, 2003
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Congressional Response Report: Use and Misuse of the Social Security Number

DATE: Friday, August 22, 2003
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The Need to Enhance Privacy Protections for Individuals and Prevent SSN Misuse

DATE: Thursday, July 10, 2003

Congressional Response Report: Review of the Social Security Number Feedback Pilot Project

DATE: Monday, April 28, 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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Congressional Response Report: Social Security Administration Benefits Related to Unauthorized Work

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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