How is a social security card number selected or created?

Answer A nine-digit Social Security number is created using the ZIP code on the individual's application for the first three digits. The remaining six digits are randomly assigned.HistoryThe Social Securi... Read More »

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What is the number of the form to obtain a Social Security card?

Original or replacement Social Security cards can be requested by completing the form SS-5 (Application for Social Security Card). Original documentation verifying identity, U.S. citizenship and/o... Read More »

Is a Social Security number required for a permanent residence green card?

A Social Security number is required for a permanent residence green card if you are attempting to obtain the green card through employment in the United States. Otherwise, a green card may be obta... Read More »

How Are Social Security Numbers Created?

Social Security numbers are a conventional part of modern American life. Financial institutions as well as colleges, businesses, etc., use this number to verify the identity and financial status of... Read More »

What does the middle number stand for in your Social Security number?

The middle two digits of the Social Security number is the group number. These two digits range from 01-99. The numbers are not assigned consecutively; states are issued odd numbers first and when ... Read More »