```Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 14:53:14 -0400 Reply-To: Charles Patridge Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" From: Charles Patridge Subject: Re: Social Security Number Validation Comments: To: "William W. Viergever" Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 William, Mark, Dave, and who is this "Chuckster" Some more stuff I got from ssa.gov website. I don't think Dave is going to get anything from SSA about validating his SSNs. Chuck P. Is there any significance to the numbers assigned in the Social Security Number? Question Is there any significance to the numbers assigned in the Social Security Number? Answer No. The digits in the Social Security number allow for the orderly assignment of numbers. The number is divided into three parts: the area, group and serial numbers. Further information about the Social Security Number is available on SSA's website at http://www.ssa.gov/foia/highgroup.htm. SSNs are assigned randomly by computer within the confines of the area numbers allocated to a particular State. =========================================================================== Do the numbers in a Social Security number have any meaning? Question Do the numbers in a Social Security number have any meaning? Answer The following is general information about Social Security numbers and a list which indicates the State and its corresponding area number used by Social Security when assigning Social Security numbers. The nine-digit Social Security number is divided into three parts— · The first three digits are the area number. If your Social Security number was assigned before 1972 when Social Security cards were issued by local offices, the area number reflects the State where you applied for your number. If your number was assigned in 1972 or later when we began issuing Social Security cards centrally, the area number reflects the State as determined by the ZIP code in the mailing address on your application for the number. · The middle two digits are the group number. It has no special geographic or data significance but merely serve to break the number into conveniently sized blocks for orderly issuance. · The last four digits are serial number. It represents a straight numerical sequence of digits from 0001-9999 within the group. To see the most recent information about the allocation of Social Security numbers go to SSA’s web site at http://www.ssa.gov/foia/stateweb.html. ======================================================================= Which Social Security numbers are invalid (impossible) ? Question Which Social Security numbers are invalid (impossible) ? Answer An invalid (or impossible) Social Security number (SSN) is one which has not yet been assigned. The SSN is divided as follows: the area number (first three digits), group number (fourth and fifth digits), and serial number (last four digits). To determine if an SSN is invalid consider the following: No SSNs with an area number in the 800 or 900 series, or "000" area number, have been assigned. No SSNs with an area number above 728 have been assigned in the 700 series, except for 764 through 768. No SSN's with a "00" group number or "0000" serial number have been assigned. No SSNs with an area number of "666" have been or will be assigned. Information about the SSN and SSNs that have been assigned is available on SSA's website at http://www.ssa.gov/foia/highgroup.htm. ========================================================================== http://www.ssa.gov/foia/stateweb.html SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ALLOCATIONS Since 1973, social security numbers have been issued by our central office. The first three (3) digits of a person's social security number are determined by the ZIP Code of the mailing address shown on the application for a social security number. Prior to 1973, social security numbers were assigned by our field offices. The number merely established that his/her card was issued by one of our offices in that State. See also High Group List of SSN's. THIS DATA IS STRICTLY FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES The chart below shows the first 3 digits of the social security numbers assigned throughout the United States and its possessions. See "Note" at bottom of page. 001-003 New Hampshire 004-007 Maine 008-009 Vermont 010-034 Massachusetts 035-039 Rhode Island 040-049 Connecticut 050-134 New York 135-158 New Jersey 159-211 Pennsylvania 212-220 Maryland 221-222 Delaware 223-231 Virginia 691-699* 232-236 West Virginia 232 North Carolina 237-246 681-690* 247-251 South Carolina 654-658 252-260 Georgia 667-675 261-267 Florida 589-595 766-768 769-772 268-302 Ohio 303-317 Indiana 318-361 Illinois 362-386 Michigan 387-399 Wisconsin 400-407 Kentucky 408-415 Tennessee 756-763* 416-424 Alabama 425-428 Mississippi 587 588* 752-755* 429-432 Arkansas 676-679 433-439 Louisiana 659-665 440-448 Oklahoma 449-467 Texas 627-645 468-477 Minnesota 478-485 Iowa 486-500 Missouri 501-502 North Dakota 503-504 South Dakota 505-508 Nebraska 509-515 Kansas 516-517 Montana 518-519 Idaho 520 Wyoming 521-524 Colorado 650-653 525,585 New Mexico 648-649 526-527 Arizona 600-601 764 765 528-529 Utah 646-647 530 Nevada 680 531-539 Washington 540-544 Oregon 545-573 California 602-626 574 Alaska 575-576 Hawaii 750-751* 577-579 District of Columbia 580 Virgin Islands 580-584 Puerto Rico 596-599 586 Guam 586 American Somoa 586 Philippine Islands 700-728 Railroad Board** NOTE: The same area, when shown more than once, means that certain numbers have been transferred from one State to another, or that an area has been divided for use among certain geographic locations. Any number beginning with 000 will NEVER be a valid SSN. The information in our records about an individual is confidential by law and cannot be disclosed except in certain very restricted cases permitted by regulations. (Back to top) * = New areas allocated, but not yet issued (Back to chart) ** 700-728 Issuance of these numbers to railroad employees was discontinued July 1, 1963. (Back to chart) ```

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