Details of SSA's Security Policy

The Internet is an open system and there is no absolute guarantee that the personal information you enter to request verification will not be intercepted by others and decrypted. Although this possibility is remote, it does exist. We have included the safeguards described below to reduce the risks:

  • SSA is taking all reasonable and appropriate measures, including encryption, to ensure that personal information is disclosed only to you.
  • So your Internet communications can remain confidential, you must use a Web browser which supports the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) security protocol. Your Web browser probably already supports SSL.
  • Social Security will not give, sell or transfer any personal information to a third party.
If you are not comfortable with these risks, please call 1-888-772-2970 to speak to a specially trained technician about your concerns. For TDD/TTY call 1-800-325-0778.