"United States
Social Security Number (SSN)"


What is a Social Security Number ?

In the United States, a Social Security number (SSN) is a nine-digit number issued to U.S. citizens, temporary residents and permanent residents.

How Social Security Numbers Work ?

An individual receives the number from the Social Security Administration. An individual's annual income and the number of years they have worked are tracked using their SSN.

Who is Eligible for Social Security Number ?

All U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and temporary or working visitors, have a Social Security number, with very few exceptions, even non-working residents can receive one.

Why is a Social Security Number Needed ?

A Social Security number is crucial to possess since it is directly related to any potential future benefits from the US government to which you may be eligible.

Uses of Social Security Number

SSN is used for tracking your lifetime earnings, opening a account, applying for federal loan, get a driver's license, obtain a passport, enrolling in Medicare & identifier on tax returns.

What are the Digits of SSN Mean ?

Social Security numbers are just a series of random digits. Your nine-digit SSN is broken down into three components that are Area, Group & Serial Number.

How to Get Social Security Number ?

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You must submit Form SS-5 to the Social Security Administration in order to obtain a Social Security number.

Theft of Identity and Social Security Numbers

Scammers can be used your SSN for fraud and identity theft. By using the website of the Federal Trade Commission, you can steer clear of scams and report them.