• I-9 Immigration Compliance Update: Social Security “No-Match” Letters and New USCIS “I-9 Central” Website
  • May 31, 2011
  • Law Firm: Lane Powell PC - Seattle Office
  • The Social Security Administration (“SSA”) has resumed issuing letters notifying employers of mismatches between an employee’s name and Social Security number (“SSN”), known as “No- Match” letters. A No-Match letter informs the employer that discrepancies exist between an employee’s name and Social Security number contained in SSA’s database against those on the employee’s W-2 form. The purpose is to enable the SSA to allocate Social Security funds correctly. Employers who receive No-Match letters should have a policy of checking records and following up with employees so they can avoid charges of hiring unauthorized workers.