Social Security Number

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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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Numerous projects with governments around the world have been awarded to the French company for the instant issuance of secure identification cards, such as social security cards, national ID cards, voter cards or driver's licenses and whereby hundreds of thousands of citizens can be equipped with a highly secure official card with minimum delay.
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The actual ITIN identification has been changed from a card to an authorization letter, to avoid any possible similarities with a Social Security card.
They started asking me for my legal residency papers, check stubs, and my Social Security card," Alicia Medrano, a 37-year-old wife an mother of four, remembers.

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