What is the meaning of Social Security Numbers?

Answer A Social Security Number is assigned to every United States citizen and permanent or temporary residents. These numbers have specific meaning and are not assigned randomly.Basic FactsEach United St... 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 »

How many possible Social Security numbers are there?

Social Security numbers are nine digits long, making a possible one billion number combinations. When you omit the numbers where one block would be made up of all zeroes, you're left with 988,911,0... Read More »

How many different social security numbers can there be?

A social security number is nine digits. Therefore, there are 1 billion unique numbers that can be created. However, it's unlikely that the Social Security Department would issue numbers such as "0... 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 »