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.

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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Social Security Cards Mailed to the Social Security Administration's Field Offices

DATE: Tuesday, August 19, 2008
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Follow-up: The Social Security Administration's Internal Use of Employees' Social Security Numbers

DATE: Monday, June 9, 2008
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Personally Identifiable Information Made Available to the General Public Via the Death Master File

DATE: Wednesday, June 4, 2008
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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
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Assignment of Social Security Numbers to Noncitizens with Fiance Visas

DATE: Tuesday, May 6, 2008
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Removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare Cards

DATE: Friday, May 2, 2008
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Follow-up: Assessment of the Enumeration at Entry Process

DATE: Thursday, March 20, 2008
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