Are Social Security numbers unique?

Answer A Social Security number (SSN) is a nine-digit number assigned to each United States resident. Yes, each number is unique. The purpose of an SSN is to identify a person by number instead of name. ... Read More »

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Are the numbers on the back of the Social Security card the routing numbers for the Federal Reserve?

Newer cards issued by the Social Security Administration have a red number printed on the back. Rumors state that these numbers signify a routing or account number within the Federal Reserve bankin... Read More »

Are Social Security numbers screened at the DMV?

Your Social Security number is electronically verified at the DMV when you apply for a license, for a registration renewal, or for other documents and procedures that require you to verify your ide... Read More »

Do Social Security numbers repeat?

Social Security numbers do not repeat, nor are they reassigned after the bearer has passed away. There are enough numbers based on the Social Security's Administration system, that there will be en... Read More »

How are social security numbers generated?

A Social Security number is a nine digit number divided into segments (distinguished by hyphens) of three numbers, two numbers and four numbers. According to the Social Security Administration webs... Read More »