Why is it important to safeguard your social security number?

Answer Social Security numbers, or SSNs, contain your identity for documents and records. With ever-increasing rates of identity theft, if your Social Security number is stolen, the problems can be far-re... Read More »

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Why should you safeguard your Social Security number?

The United States government issues Social Security numbers to keep track of people who pay U.S. income tax. Because it stays the same for your entire life, other government agencies and private co... 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.

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 your Social Security number be accessed from your passport number?

A Social Security number is not accessible through a U.S. passport number, or through the Radio Frequency Identification strip on the new passport cards. However, a passport is acceptable as identi... Read More »