eCBSV Enrollment

Enrollment Period

  • Enrollment is now closed.
  • The enrollment period for permitted entities to apply for access to the electronic Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (eCBSV) service was July 17, 2019, at 6:00 a.m. EST, through July 31, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. EST as provided in the Federal Register Notice (FRN). Applications received outside of the stated enrollment period were not considered.

Initial Rollout

  • Social Security is preparing to implement an initial rollout to a limited number of permitted entities in June 2020.
  • In accordance with statutory requirements, permitted entities were required to provide payment to build the new eCBSV system.
  • Social Security notified the first potential group of permitted entities selected for the initial rollout of eCBSV on Friday, September 6, 2019. See the Press Release and FAQs for more information.
  • As of October 25, 2019, the following are the 10 selected permitted entities:

    Financial Institutions:

    • Low Volume
      • Navy Federal Credit Union
      • University Bank*
    • High Volume
      • Discover Financial Services
      • Synchrony Financial

    Service Providers, Subsidiaries, Affiliates, Agents, Subcontractors, or Assignees of Financial Institutions:

    • Low Volume
      • SentiLink Corp.
      • ID Analytics, LLC
      • Computer Information Development, LLC
    • Medium Volume
      • Early Warning Services, LLC
      • Capital One Services, LLC
    • High Volume
      • Experian Information Solutions, Inc.

    * Since the initial selection one company, American Express Travel Related Services has been replaced with University Bank, the next in line by date and time, with a completed application, and in the same category.

  • The initial rollout is designed to support the development of eCBSV business processes and systems requirements, and to provide for testing of the system performance and capacity. As a result, we can only support a limited number of companies until the expanded rollout. As indicated in the FRN, SSA selected companies based upon the earliest date and time of the receipt of a completed application.
  • Selected permitted entities will be required to sign a user agreement closer to the June 2020 rollout.

Expanded Rollout

  • Social Security is planning an expanded rollout to all permitted entities that applied for the initial rollout but were not selected within six months following the initial rollout.
  • Any permitted entity that submitted a valid application prior to close of the stated July 31, 2019 deadline but was not selected for the initial rollout will have an opportunity to resubmit a full application and user agreement for the later expanded rollout.
  • However, any permitted entity that did not submit a valid application before the close of the stated July 31, 2019 deadline will not have the opportunity to apply for the expanded rollout in late 2020, and must wait until the next open enrollment for which there could be as long as a two-year wait.