Strengthen the Integrity and Protection of the Social Security Number

In Fiscal Year 2016, SSA issued over 16 million original and replacement Social Security number (SSN) cards. In addition, for Tax Year 2015, the Agency received and processed about 266 million wage items, totaling approximately $6.3 trillion in earnings.

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. 

We oversee SSA's efforts to meet these missions through the following reports.

The Social Security Administration's Wage Reconciliation Process with the Internal Revenue Service

DATE: Tuesday, June 16, 2009
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Access to Personally Identifiable Information Available in the LexisNexis Total Research System (Limited Distribution)

DATE: Friday, May 29, 2009
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Potential Social Security Number Misuse in Certain Unique Populations

DATE: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
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Management Advisory Report: R-1 Religious Workers' Use of Social Security Numbers

DATE: Monday, March 9, 2009
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Assignment of Social Security Numbers to Individuals in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa

DATE: Wednesday, February 25, 2009
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Earnings Records with Multiple Employer Identification Numbers

DATE: Monday, January 5, 2009
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Effectiveness of Educational Correspondence to Employers

DATE: Monday, December 15, 2008
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Social Security Number Misuse for Work and the Impact on the Social Security Administration's Master Earnings File

DATE: Monday, September 29, 2008
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Controls Over the Social Security Administration's Celebrity File (Limited Distribution)

DATE: Tuesday, September 9, 2008
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Effectiveness of the Social Security Statement in Correcting Earnings Records

DATE: Wednesday, August 27, 2008
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