Social Security number


: a number that is given to each citizen of the U.S. by the government and that is used for the Social Security program and for official forms and records

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Recent Examples on the Web Keep your Social Security number away from prying eyes and keep copies of your tax return, paper or electronic, in a safe place. The Arizona Republic, 13 Apr. 2024 This one-page document asks for basic information such as your name, address and Social Security number. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 12 Apr. 2024 The department has tried to simplify the form over the course of this year -- implementing the Better FAFSA Form -- and has ramped up operations this spring, fixing an issue that prevented contributors without a Social Security number (SSN) from starting or accessing the form. Arthur Jones Ii, ABC News, 11 Apr. 2024 The problem has been especially dire for roughly 100,000 California student applicants with a parent or spouse who does not have a Social Security number, which is common among families that include relatively recent immigrants. Jaclyn Piñero, The Mercury News, 9 Apr. 2024 Instead of including their signatures, voters need to provide a drivers license number, a partial Social Security number, or a copy of their photo identification. Erin Mansfield, USA TODAY, 6 Apr. 2024 The claim that spread online this past week misused Social Security Administration data tracking routine requests made by states to verify the identity of individuals who registered to vote using the last four digits of their Social Security number. Ali Swenson and Melissa Goldin, Quartz, 6 Apr. 2024 Don’t write your Social Security number, credit card information, driver’s license number or phone number on checks. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 28 Mar. 2024 Particularly hard-pressed were low-income families with complicated personal situations, including those in which a parent or student lacked a Social Security number. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2024

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“Social Security number.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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