SSA Resumes Issuing “No-Match” Letters

May 23, 2019

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.

Social Security Administration Office Building in the United StatesIn March 2019, the Social Security Administration (SSA) resumed mailing notifications to employers identified as having at least one name and Social Security Number (SSN) combination submitted on the wage and tax statement (Form W-2) that do not match SSA’s records. The purpose of the letter is to advise employers that corrections are needed.

A “no-match” letter is not necessarily an indication that a person is unauthorized to work in the United States. SSA noted that there are a number of reasons why reported names and SSNs may not agree with SSA’s records, such as typographical errors, unreported name changes, and inaccurate or incomplete employer records.

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SSA information for employers
Sample response forms