Alert

Please plan for the following timeframes when CBSV services will be unavailable:

  • Friday, February 23, 2024 from 11:00 PM ET through Monday, February 26, 2024 at 6:00 AM ET.
  • We apologize for any inconvenience. Please plan your business accordingly.

    Alert

    The Social Security Administration published the revised Form SSA-89 (04-2023) (Authorization for the Social Security Administration (SSA) To Release Social Security Number (SSN) Verification) and Form SSA-88 (Pre-Approval Form for Consent Based Social Security Number Verification). We anticipate the publication and release of SSA- 89-SP (Spanish) in 30 days.

    You can access the revised forms in the CBSV Documents submenu located on the CBSV menu.

    Please note:

    • You have until September 30, 2023 to transition to the 04-2023 forms.
    • SSA has NOT changed the signature policy for CBSV users, therefore these forms require a wet signature.

    Please email your questions to SSA.CBSV@ssa.gov.

    Note: Effective October 1, 2022, SSA will only accept payments via Pay.gov

    CBSV does not verify identity, citizenship, employment eligibility, nor does it interface with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) verification system. CBSV verifications do not satisfy DHS’s I-9 requirements.

    Pay.gov

    Pay.gov is the fastest way to credit your CBSV account. You can request this method by emailing DRAC/IABT at of.ra.controls@ssa.gov. After submitting your request, you will receive an email from pay.gov indicating that the eBill is ready for payment. Unlike credit cards, this method is suitable for payments over $25,000.

    Note:

    You must have an Employer Identification Number (EIN) to enroll in CBSV. If you need an EIN, contact the IRS.

    About CBSV

    SSA is currently developing a new electronic Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (eCBSV) system which will allow permitted entities to accept electronic consents. Please see the following link for more information on eCBSV.

    The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Privacy Act at 5 U.S.C. § 552a (b), section 1106 of the Social Security Act, codified at 42 U.S.C. § 1306, and SSA regulation at 20 C.F.R. § 401.100 provide legal authority for disclosure of SSN verifications from SSA records.

    CBSV is typically used by companies that provide banking and mortgage services, process credit checks, provide background checks, satisfy licensing requirements, etc.

    With the consent of the SSN holder, CBSV can verify if the SSN holder’s name, date of birth, and SSN match SSA’s records. CBSV returns a match verification of “yes” or “no.” If our records show that the SSN holder is deceased, CBSV returns a death indicator. CBSV does not verify an individual’s identity.

    Fees include a one-time (non-refundable) initial enrollment fee of $5,000, and a fee per-SSN verification transaction. Effective October 1, 2023 the per transaction cost has increased to $2.25 per verification request. The CBSV transaction fee can change at any time.

    SSA may close enrollment and suspend services at any time. Questions about CBSV may be emailed to: ssa.cbsv@ssa.gov.

    Note:

    CBSV does not verify identity, citizenship, employment eligibility, nor does it interface with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) verification system. CBSV verifications do not satisfy DHS’s I-9 requirements.

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