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Is it legal to ask for your social security number?


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Answered 2010-07-21 22:08:30

Yes, it is "legal" to ask for your social security number. And it is legal because it is NOT against the law to do so. What may or may not be legal, in some cases, is to ask someone to provide a social security number as a requirement to have access, for instance, to a benefit to which that same person is entitled by law.

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How do you find out a person's Social Security Number?

In the US, to get a person's Social Security Number you must ask them for it, but they don't have to tell you unless you are their employer. Social Security Numbers are not public information and there is no place where you can go to get the number of a living person, other than to that person or their legal guardian.


How do you go about getting your husbands social security number?

Ask him to give it to you. If he is deceased, look for his social security card or ask your attorney how to get it.


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As an individual you have no right to obtain another person's social security number. You would need to ask them for it.


It is illegal to ask for social security numbers?

There are a number of situations, such as when you are applying for a job, or opening a bank account, when you are required to give your social security number. There are other situations in which it would not be appropriate for you to be asked for your social security number, such as, when ordering a hamburger. Nonetheless, it is not illegal to ask for a social security number - people can pretty much ask anything they want to ask, since we enjoy freedom of speech. If you are asked for a number and you don't wish to give it, you don't have to.


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Do you need a social security number to take a GED test?

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When employers ask for a signed social security number card who has to sign it?

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Where can you get social security fonts?

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Is it legal to ask for your social security number on a job application?

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Can a lawyer ask your social security number in interrogatories?

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Are you eligible for Social Security benefits if you have paid into the system for years and you are not a citizen but you are a legal resident?

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In the state of Georgia will you be able to continue drawing social security from the death of a parent after high school graduation if i attend college?

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Can a company copy a social security card?

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What are some examples of questions that would be illegal to ask during an interview?

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How would you get your deceased fathers social security number?

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How can you find out if your ex husband is collecting social security?

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Why does FAFSA ask for social security numbers?

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What can you do about your soon to be ex husband using your Social security number to get credit cards?

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