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Social Security Number

A number given to every American citizen and national. The number is unique to each person and is necessary to work. Government organizations use Social Security numbers for a variety of purposes, notably to ensure that each citizen is billed for his/her own taxes, and not those of someone else with the same name. It is also used to determine eligibility for certain government services, especially Social Security benefits.
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The former administration of the Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito also tried to introduce a social security number system but they were unsuccessful because many opposed giving the government so much control over personal information.
Return preparers are generally forbidden to disclose a taxpayer's Social Security number to any return preparer located outside the United States or to seek a taxpayer's consent to such a disclosure (Regs.
states--Abbott made it mandatory for county clerks and other government officials to remove Social Security numbers from public documents before distributing them in an attempt to prevent easy access by identity thieves and others who may misuse the numbers to access individuals' bank accounts and personal information.
She blames employers who don't check Social Security numbers thoroughly because it's bad for business.
Tip: Employers using or possessing Social Security numbers in the course of their business must establish privacy policies that ensure compliance with the Act.
Jim Jones, the college's director of information technology services, said people are encouraged to change their passwords but often continue to use their Social Security numbers.
The Social Security number screening includes the date the number was issued and the name and year of birth of the cardholder, plus whether the number belonged to a deceased individual or was ever issued at all.
We have many, many Hispanic volunteers who don't have Social Security numbers," said Elisa Montalvo, president of the National Catholic Association of Diocesan Directors for Hispanic Ministries.
One childcare worker has been charged with identity theft for using a false Social Security Number, even though the department had no authority to require a social security number from daycare providers, according to a DSHS press release.
All this, over a fake Social Security number she'd used to apply for a job.
The Florida Supreme Court has amended the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure and Family Law Forms to delete from some of the forms requests for Social Security numbers where the Social Security numbers are not necessary.

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