Verifying Social Security Numbers

Employers, organizations or third-party submitters can verify Social Security numbers for wage reporting purposes only. Social Security offers two options to verify Social Security numbers:

  1. The Social Security Number Verification Service - This free online service allows registered users to verify that the names and Social Security numbers of hired employees match Social Security’s records.

  2. The Consent Based Social Security Number Verification Service - This fee-based Social Security number verification service is available to enrolled private companies, state and local government agencies to provide instant automated verification and can handle large volume requests.
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