How is a social security number used?

Answer The Social Security number was created in 1936 by President Roosevelt's administration to keep track of benefits that each person is entitled to, but has since been used for other instances.Benefit... Read More »

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Can I get another Social Security number if mine has been used illegally?

Yes, you can get a new Social Security number if you can prove that your SSN has been stolen and used illegally. You cannot get a new number if you have ever filed for bankruptcy or intend to use t... Read More »

What Should I Do if I Have Been Notified That Someone Used My Social Security Number to Open Credit?

In 2009 the Federal Trade Commission reported that 26 percent of the 1.2 million complaints it received in 2008 were identity theft complaints. Nearly 20 percent of all identity theft complaints we... 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 »

Can you join the US military with no Social Security number and just a tax ID number?

No. You have to have a valid Social Security number, which the military will check to ensure is yours.