The Return Of The Social Security No-Match Letter

Law360, New York (May 6, 2011, 1:25 PM EDT) -- In a move that is certain to get the attention of I-9 compliance specialists and immigration counsel alike, the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) quietly resumed the sending of Social Security no-match letters to employers this month (April 2011).

Over the years, these letters (often referred to as simply “no-match letters”) have been sent to both employees and employers when the names or social security numbers listed on an employer’s W-2 forms do not match SSA records. While the SSA’s primary purpose in sending these letters...
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