There is no way for individual citizens to check the citizenship status of a particular Social Security number, but there are free ways to check the owner's work authorization. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services o... More »

The only way to legally search for and obtain someone's Social Security number is with that person's written consent. Social Security numbers are protected by law under the Freedom of Information Act. Businesses have acc... More »

If a Social Security payment is late or missing, individuals may call the Social Security local office, states the Social Security Disability and SSI Resource Center. Another option is to call the toll-free phone number,... More »

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You can find out the status of your Social Security benefits by creating a My Social Security account at, reports the Social Security Administration. Alternatively, you can go to a Social Security office in perso... More »