Verify Social Security numbers of employees
This article explains how to match an employee's name and Social Security Number (SSN) with Social Security records before preparing and submitting a Form W-2.
Your employee has provided you with their SSN.
You can verify your employee's SSN.
To verify Social Security Numbers for up to 10 employees at a time:
Call the Social Security Administration at 800.772.6270 to access its free Employee Verification Service. This service is available Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Eastern time. You need to provide the following information:
- Your company name
- Your Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)
- Employee's name
- Employee's Social Security Number
- Employee's gender and date of birth