Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 14:53:14 -0400
Reply-To: Charles Patridge <Charles_S_Patridge@PRODIGY.NET>
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From: Charles Patridge <Charles_S_Patridge@PRODIGY.NET>
Subject: Re: Social Security Number Validation
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William, Mark, Dave, and who is this "Chuckster" <grin>
Some more stuff I got from ssa.gov website.
I don't think Dave is going to get anything from SSA about validating his
Is there any significance to the numbers
the Social Security Number?
any significance to the numbers assigned in the Social
digits in the Social Security number allow for the orderly
of numbers. The number is divided into three parts: the
and serial numbers. Further information about the Social
Number is available on SSA's website at
http://www.ssa.gov/foia/highgroup.htm. SSNs are assigned randomly
within the confines of the area numbers allocated to a
numbers in a Social Security number have any
numbers in a Social Security number have any meaning?
following is general information about Social Security numbers
and a list
which indicates the State and its corresponding area
by Social Security when assigning Social Security
nine-digit Social Security number is divided into three parts—
· The first
three digits are the area number. If your Social Security
assigned before 1972 when Social Security cards were
local offices, the area number reflects the State where you
your number. If your number was assigned in 1972 or
we began issuing Social Security cards centrally, the
reflects the State as determined by the ZIP code in the
address on your application for the number.
middle two digits are the group number. It has no special
or data significance but merely serve to break the
conveniently sized blocks for orderly issuance.
· The last
four digits are serial number. It represents a straight
sequence of digits from 0001-9999 within the group.
To see the
most recent information about the allocation of Social
numbers go to SSA’s web site at
Social Security numbers are invalid (impossible)
Social Security numbers are invalid (impossible) ?
(or impossible) Social Security number (SSN) is one
not yet been assigned.
The SSN is
divided as follows: the area number (first three digits),
number (fourth and fifth digits), and serial number (last four
determine if an SSN is invalid consider the following:
with an area number in the 800 or 900 series, or "000"
number, have been assigned.
with an area number above 728 have been assigned in the
except for 764 through 768.
with a "00" group number or "0000" serial number have
with an area number of "666" have been or will be
about the SSN and SSNs that have been assigned is
on SSA's website at
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
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
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.
District of Columbia
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
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
* = 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)