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What numbers can a SSN start with?
Since 2011 Social Security numbers can now use “7” and “8” for the first digit regardless of region or type of employment. However, no Social Security Numbers will be issued with “9” as the first digit or starting with “000” or “666”.
What does it mean if your Social Security number starts with a 9?
When an employer receives a W-4 form listing a Social Security Number that begins with a “9”, the employer should recognize that this is an ITIN and it cannot be used when filing W-2 forms. However, if this is the only number provided, the SSA advises employers to use it.
Are all SSN 9 digits?
The nine-digit SSN is composed of three parts: The first set of three digits is called the Area Number. The second set of two digits is called the Group Number. The final set of four digits is the Serial Number.
What are invalid Social Security numbers?
An invalid SSN is one that the SSA never assigned. In case you’re wondering, a valid SSN will never look like this: The first three digits as “000,” “666,” or in the 900 series. The second group that consists of two digits as “00.”
What number can a SSN not start with?
SSA will not issue SSNs beginning with the number “666” in positions 1 – 3. SSA will not issue SSNs beginning with the number “000” in positions 1 – 3. SSA will not issue SSNs with the number “00” in positions 4 – 5. SSA will not issue SSNs with the number “0000” in positions 6 – 9.
Are there 10 digit SSN?
The SSN is a 10-digit number, issued by the Social Security Administration, a U.S. government agency, that is used to track tax payments and issuance of benefits for U.S. citizens, permanent residents (“Green Card” holders), and other resident and non-resident aliens with work authorization.
How to Verify Social Security Numbers
- Step 1: Provide Identifying Information to the SSA.
- Step 2: Register to Use SSNVS.
- Step 3: Request Access to SSNVS.
- Step 4: Activate Access and Log On to SSNVS.
- Step 5: Use SSNVS to Verify SSNs.
- Step 6: Evaluate the Results.
- Step 7: Maintain SSNVS Registration Information.