Verifying an Employee’s Social Security Number

Verifying an Employee's Social Security Number

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I just learned that the Social Security Administration has an online system to check that your employee’s name matches their social security number.

As many of you know, employers can get hit with huge penalties for hiring illegal workers. Some illegal workers try to obtain work by using another person’s social security number. This system is a way to verify the person you are hiring is in fact legally allowed to work. It is known as the Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS).

Any employer can following the directions on the website to sign up.

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