Section 40: Access to Social Security Information

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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.

  1. Nlets users may provide a social security number to one of the regional offices and they will verify whether it is valid.
  2. 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

Region I
Boston Field Division
Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont
SSA/OIG/OI Boston Field Division

JFK Federal Building
15 New Sudbury Street
Room 1800
Boston, MA 02203
Telephone: (617) 565-2662

FAX: (617) 565-9894
Region II
New York Field Division
Serving New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
SSA/OIG/OI New York Field Division

26 Federal Plaza
Room 3718
New York, NY 10278
Telephone: (212) 264-8270

FAX: (212) 264-6270
Region III
Philadelphia Field Division
Serving Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia
SSA/OIG/OI Philadelphia Field Division

900 Market Street
Suite 320
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: (877) 505-4548

FAX: (215) 521-0316
Region IV
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
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Suite 24T23
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: (404) 562-5540

FAX: (404) 562-5543
Region V
Chicago Field Division
Serving Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin
SSA/OIG/OI Chicago Field Division

Harold Washington Social Security Center
600 W Madison Street
3rd Floor SW
Chicago, IL 60661

FAX: (312) 575-4863
Region VI
Dallas Field Division
Serving Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas
SSA/OIG/OI Dallas Field Division

1301 Young Street
Suite A-908
Dallas, TX 75202
Telephone: (214) 767-0611

FAX: (214) 767-0655
Region VII
Kansas City Field Division
Serving Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
SSA/OIG/OI Kansas City Field Division

601 E 12th Street
Suite 850
Kansas City, MO 64106
Telephone: (877) 405-7691

FAX: (816) 527-0398
Region VIII
Denver Field Division
Serving Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming
SSA/OIG/OI Denver Field Division

1961 Stout Street
Suite 4147
Denver, CO 80294
Telephone: (303) 844-7387

FAX: (303) 844-4173
Region IX
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
Suite 211E
Richmond, CA 94801
Telephone: (888) 527-9301

FAX: (510) 620-9701
Region X
Seattle Field Division
Serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington
SSA/OIG/OI Seattle Field Division

701 5th Avenue
Suite 3550
Seattle, WA 98104
Telephone: (888) 250-4172

FAX: (360) 553-1002