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What is the Social Security Number Verification Service?

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The Social Security Verification Service allows employers to verify that its employee’s names and Social Security numbers correspond to the Social Security Administration’s records. Employers use it for wage-reporting purposes relative to current and former employees.

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The Social Security Verification Service is an Internet verification process that offers two distinct options for easier and more accurate employer annual wage report submission processing. Employers can receive immediate results when verifying as many as 10 names and Social Security numbers. It is a good option to use for select individuals, such as new employee hires. An overnight option allows employers to upload and process up to 250,000 names and Social Security numbers, receiving results the next business day. This option is useful to verify larger requests, such as entire payrolls and large numbers of workers.

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