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Permitted Entity Registration

The Permitted Entity Registration and Enrollment must be completed by the entity applying for the eCBSV service with a direct connection to SSA.  The Permitted Entity Registration and Enrollment does not need to be completed by an individual financial institution applying under a service provider.

Mandatory Pre-requisite:

  • You have received an invitation to complete your application submitted during the July 2019 application process.

Process:

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Use the email invitation to access the eCBSV Permitted Entity Registration screen to provide your company information as follows:

  • Required:

    • Entity Name
    • Headquarters Address
    • Domain Name
    • Open ID Connect (OIDC) Issuer URL
    • Entity Email
    • Employer Identification Number

  • Optional:
    • Doing Business As (DBA) Name (up to 10)
    • Dynamic Client Registration Authorization Header Credentials
    • Nationwide Multi-state Licensing System (NMLS) number
    • Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)
    • Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS)

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Once within the application screens, electronically sign an EIN Consent. Social Security will require permitted entities to sign an EIN consent form to allow Social Security to verify the EIN with the IRS. The EIN Consent must be executed by a corporate officer of a C corporation, shareholder of an S corporation, or a member of a partnership with authority to execute the consent with respect to the entity’s EIN.

Provide the following information on the form:

  • Check Mark Indicating Consent
  • Name of Signatory
  • Job Title

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Upon successful registration, you will be provided your OAuth Client ID.

Permitted Entity Enrollment

Mandatory Pre-requisite:

  • You have successfully completed permitted entity registration.

Process:

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Use the OAuth Client ID provided to configure your requesting application to access the eCBSV Customer Connection. The eCBSV Customer Connection will guide you through the eCBSV enrollment process where you will complete the steps below.

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Provide contact information:

  • Required:

    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Job Title
    • Telephone
    • Email
  • Optional:

    • Extension
    • Fax Number
    • Address

You will be required to designate a Primary Contact, Permitted Entity Certification Authorizing Official, and User Agreement Authorizing Official. An Alternate contact is optional.

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User Agreement: You will be required to review, agree, and initial to all terms and conditions in the User Agreement. Electronic Signature is required from an Authorizing Official.

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Tier Subscription: You will purchase the tier subscription based on your expected transaction volume. All payments will be provided through Pay.gov . Upon receipt of payment, you will be provided your Exchange ID and may begin to submit verification requests.

Note: The eCBSV Customer Connection will provide the ability to register your entity for testing in the External Testing Environment (ETE). To register, you will need to provide the ODIC Issuer URL and if necessary, the optional Dynamic Client Registration Authorization Header Credentials, for your TEST environment. Upon successful registration, we will return the ETE OAuth Client ID.

Once fully enrolled, the eCBSV Customer Connection will be available to access your account information, such as, enrollment details, final documents, and ongoing usage. The Customer Connection will also provide necessary alerts regarding your account.

Financial Institution Registration

  • Each financial institution electing to access eCBSV indirectly through a service provider, subsidiary, affiliate, agent, subcontractor, or assignee, must register with SSA.
  • Each financial institution must register with Social Security by providing identifying information, EIN consent, and a Permitted Entity Certification prior to sending any verification requests through your service provider, subsidiary, affiliate, agent, subcontractor, or assignee. SSA will verify your institution’s EIN as part of the registration process. Follow these steps to register your financial institution:

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Gather the information you need to register:

  • Financial Institution Name
  • Financial Institution Headquarters Address
  • Financial Institution Email
  • Employer Identification Number
  • Nationwide Multi-State Licensing System (NMLS) Unique Identifier (Optional)
  • Check Mark Indicating Consent
  • Signatory Name
  • Signatory Job Title

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You will receive an eCBSV Financial Institution Registration link from your service provider, subsidiary, affiliate, agent, subcontractor, or assignee. Use this screen to provide your company information.

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If any issues are found, you will be required to fix them in order to continue. If your request is successful, you will see a confirmation screen that you have been successfully registered to send eCBSV verification requests through a service provider, subsidiary, affiliate, agent, subcontractor, or assignee.  You will also have the ability to download/print a copy of your signed Permitted Entity Certification.

Note: Your service provider, subsidiary, affiliate, agent, subcontractor, or assignee must be registered and enrolled in the eCBSV service in order for you to send eCBSV verification requests to SSA.