A Social Security number is a unique sequence of digits that tracks government benefits, employment records and financial information of American citizens with different parts of an SSN denoting three separate facets of ... More » Government & Politics Social Services

A Social Security number is divided into three parts: area number, group number and serial number, according to the Social Security Administration website. The only number that provides specific information is the area n... More »

Retrieving a Social Security number requires contacting the Social Security office and presenting proof of identity. A driver's license and birth certificate are sufficient proof of identity to retrieve Social Security n... More » Government & Politics Public Records
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