When did social security numbers start being issued at birth?
The Social Security Administration developed an enumeration-at-birth process in 1987, which quickly became the way the majority of people apply for Social Security numbers. Now parents indicate on the birth certificate form whether they want a Social Security number assigned to their newborn child.
What are SSA phone hours? Contact the Social Security Office at 800-772-1213. The line is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the week; the same hours apply regardless of which time zone you are calling from.
What is SSA contact number? The Social Security Administration recommends that you call SSA’s toll-free number, 800-772-1213, to verify the reason for the contact and the person’s identity prior to providing any information to the caller. You can also call the Social Security fraud hotline: 800-269-0271.
What is the phone number of SS administration? The number for the Social Security Administration is 1-800-772-1213. Never call another number provided in a phone call or email.
How are Social Security numbers assigned? Since 1972, numbers have been issued by the central office. The first three (3) digits of a person’s social security number are determined by the ZIP Code of the mailing address shown on the application for a social security number. Previously, prior to 1972, social security numbers were assigned by SSA field offices.