Social Security Number Verification Service
The U.S. Social Security Administration offers a service that enables employers to verify the social security numbers (SSN) of employees. FINRA recommends that its member firms consider using the SSN verification service in connection with the pre-registration or employment process.
The verification process differs depending on the number of names or SSNs your firm wants to check:
- Up to 5 names/SSNs: Call (800) 772-6270.
- Up to 50 names/SSNs: Submit a written request to a local Social Security Office.
- Greater than 50 names/SSNs: Submit a registration package.
For more details on the SSN verification process, see the SSA Web site at www.socialsecurity.gov/employer/ssnv.htm.