This search verifies that the applicant’s name, social security number (SSN), and date of birth all match. This service goes in hand with our Social Security Number Trace and allows employers to match an employee’s name and SSN with records kept by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Social security number verification is used for W-2 wage reporting purposes (Internal Revenue Service Wage and Tax Statement) to ensure the records of current and former employees are correct.
Social security number verification greatly aids employers in avoiding additional processing costs for unmatched records. This search will determine if in fact a social security number is active or inactive. An inactive SSN response likely means that the person assigned to that number is now deceased.
If the social security number or name does not match SSA records, the Social Security Administration advises the following:
If employers are seeking to verify an applicant’s authorization to work in the United States, they are encouraged to utilize E-Verify, which is an internet-based system hosted by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration. This system instantly verifies if an individual is eligible to work in the United States. A major misconception that employers have with this particular search is that verifying an individual’s social security number does not mean that said individual is authorized to work. It merely verifies the identity of the social security number received.
One out of every six crimes occurs in the workplace and homicide is the second leading cause of workplace death in the U.S.
National Credit Verification Service reports that 25% of the MBA degrees it verifies on resumes are false.
72% of shrinkage is due to employee theft.
34% of all job applications contain lies.
30% of small business failure is caused by employee theft.