When were social security numbers first issued?

Answer The first social security numbers were issued by the Social Security Board through the U.S. Postal Service in mid-November 1936. Social Security Numbers were supposed to be issued beginning on Nov.... Read More »

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What age does a Social Security number need to be issued by?

There is no mandatory age requirement for your participation in the Social Security system. Yet, depending upon your circumstances, a social security number needs to be issued for your baby if you... Read More »

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 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 »

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 »