Section 40: Access to Social Security Information
Access to Social Security Information
The Office of Investigations (OI) of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Social Security Administration (SSA) has offered to provide assistance in verifying the validity of social security numbers. They and the Social Security Administration are adamant in their resolve to protect and preserve the confidentiality of social security account number information.
Therefore the SSA Inspector Generals' offices listed on the following page will verify social security numbers only under special and very particular circumstances.
The OIG is responsible for the following:
- investigating violations of social security law
- defending against the unauthorized use of another's social security number
- the obtaining of a number based on false information
- the counterfeiting of social security cards.
Should any of the Nlets members, in the course of their own investigations, become aware of any of the above-described violations, they may contact the appropriate SSA-OIG-OI office to report it. Subsequent actions, such as entry in to a joint investigation, will depend on the facts and circumstances of the individual case. Assuming that these conditions are met they can provide the following information.
- Nlets users may provide a social security number to one of the regional offices and they will verify whether it is valid.
- Nlets users may provide a social security number and name and they will tell you whether the number matches the name.
This information is not available on-line; nor are there terminals at the various SSA offices.
The list that follows provides offices, contacts, and phone and FAX numbers. Users should address their request to the appropriate officer for their locale.
Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations Regional Offices
|Boston Field Division
Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont
|SSA/OIG/OI Boston Field Division
JFK Federal Building
|New York Field Division
Serving New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
|SSA/OIG/OI New York Field Division
26 Federal Plaza
|Philadelphia Field Division
Serving Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia
|SSA/OIG/OI Philadelphia Field Division
900 Market Street
|Atlanta Field Division
Serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee
|SSA/OIG/OI Atlanta Field Division
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
|Chicago Field Division
Serving Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin
|SSA/OIG/OI Chicago Field Division
Harold Washington Social Security Center
|Dallas Field Division
Serving Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas
|SSA/OIG/OI Dallas Field Division
1301 Young Street
|Kansas City Field Division
Serving Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
|SSA/OIG/OI Kansas City Field Division
601 E 12th Street
|Denver Field Division
Serving Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming
|SSA/OIG/OI Denver Field Division
1961 Stout Street
|San Francisco Field Division
Serving Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa and Trust Territory of Pacific Islands
|SSA/OIG/OI San Francisco Field Division
1221 Nevin Avenue
|Seattle Field Division
Serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington
|SSA/OIG/OI Seattle Field Division
701 5th Avenue