How to Find Someone's Social Security Number (SSN)

Want to find out someone's social security number? Social security number's aren't as hard to get as you may think. Many sites offer social security numbers to employers for identification verification. SSN's of deceased persons are also available to the public if you know where to look. Here are a few tips on how to find out someone's social security number.

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Obtain the true full name of the person's social security number that you are looking for. Many people use nicknames or completely different names entirely. A middle initial can also be important when identifying multiple people with the same first and last name.


Search the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) online if you are looking for the social security number of someone who has passed away. This site is easy to search and contains almost every person who has died since the early 60's.


Utilize E-Verify's service through the Web. E-Verify works in partnership with the Social Security Administration to provide social security number verification to qualified employers and agencies. E-Verify is free to use for employers to determine if a worker is eligible for employment in the U.S.

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