The Social Security Administration (SSA) is committed to maintaining the accuracy of earnings records used to determine benefit amounts to ensure customers get the benefits they have earned.

Recently, we began mailing informational notifications to businesses and third parties, who submitted wage and tax statements (Form W-2) that contain name and Social Security number (SSN) combinations that do not match our records. There are a number of reasons why reported names and SSNs may not agree with our records. We encourage employers and third party submitters to register for Business Services Online (BSO) to ensure the accuracy of wage reporting.

On this page are resources and free online tools to assist you in viewing and correcting your records.

Beginning in spring 2019, we will notify each employer with at least one W-2 form where the name and SSN do not match our records and that corrections are needed.

Sample of the notices