The social security numbers you use to make payroll payments, get benefits, and obtain credit are essential to your health and safety, according to a new report from the Federal Trade Commission.
In particular, the FTC says that, with an increase in the use of personal identification numbers, the number of Americans who have no Social Security number has jumped from 16 million to about 20 million.
The FTC says it is concerned that many people without Social Security Numbers are not using the correct PIN or password to access the government’s online information systems, or to register to vote.
In addition, the report says that even with these safeguards in place, there is no guarantee that someone using an incorrect SSN or PIN will not be identified.
The report also says that many employers, who do not require SSNs or PINs, may not have any procedures in place to verify that employees who are not authorized to work and have no identification are authorized to access certain government services.
The Social Security Administration has been criticized by the agency for not providing a centralized repository of all Americans’ Social Security information.
Some companies, including large banks, credit unions, and private insurers, have also faced complaints that they have not been able to obtain Social Security data from the federal government.
The problem is so bad that a report released by the Social Security Trustees in October said that a shortage of SSNs has forced some employers to suspend the practice of hiring people with incorrect Social Security identification numbers.
The Trustees report, titled The Social Service Crisis: An Emergency Report for the Nation, recommends that Congress pass legislation to ensure that the Social Service Administration maintains the information necessary to properly identify Americans without Social Service numbers.
To that end, the Commission recommended that the U.S. Congress consider providing funds to the Social Services Administration to make SSNs and PINs available to all federal workers and to increase the use and availability of existing PINs.
“We urge Congress to provide a supplemental appropriations bill that funds the Administration’s SSN and PIN program and requires all states to increase access to SSNs,” the report said.
“Our report makes clear that the lack of a centralized SSN repository has caused problems for the Social Support Service, and that these problems are causing widespread confusion and frustration for workers and their families.”
This article was updated on March 12, 2019 at 11:55 a.m.
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