SSA Ends “No-Match” Letters

May 13, 2021

By Immigration Group

This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Laura Danielson is an active member.

According to reports, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has ended the practice of sending employers “no-match” letters, called Employer Correction Request Notices. SSA said it will instead work to make it “better, easier and more convenient” for employers to report and correct wages electronically. The letters, which inform employers when W-2 information does not match SSA’s records, were discontinued in 2012 but resurrected in March 2019.

Advocates had asked the agency to eliminate the letters, which they said caused problems such as workers losing their jobs due to mistakes in the database.