What year did the Social Security numbers start?

Answer In late 1936, the Social Security Board began issuing Social Security numbers to United States citizens through the U.S. Postal Service. Officially numbers began to be issued on Nov. 24, 1936. Howe... Read More »

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Can Social Security numbers start with 0?

Social Security numbers begin with a set of three numbers that correspond to the ZIP code of the individual receiving the card and can begin with zero. According to the Social Security Administrati... Read More »

When did automatic Social Security numbers start?

August 17, 1987 is the date when Social Security numbers were automatically issued to newborn infants for the first time. This initial batch was part of a pilot project initiated by the Social Secu... Read More »

What year did the United States begin requiring Social Security numbers on birth certificates?

The United States has never required Social Security numbers on birth certificates. Parents were required to have a Social Security number for dependent children five years and older on their incom... Read More »

When did babies start getting Social Security numbers?

The Tax Reform Act of 1986 required every dependent age 5 or older to have their own Social Security number, if they were listed on a tax return. President Reagan signed this law on October 22, 198... Read More »