SSA Resumes Issuance Of “No Match” Letters


The Social Security Administration (SSA) has resumed sending out No-Match letters to employers. This ends a long break that started when the Department of Homeland Security’s 2007 no-match regulation (now rescinded) was blocked by a court. SSA’s new letter says that the recipient is not required to respond, and that the letter alone should not be the basis for taking any adverse action against the employee listed. If you do respond to the letter, the SSA may share the information with the Internal Revenue Service or the Department of Justice.

If you receive an SSA No-Match letter, the SSA instructs you to:

• check your records to see if there is a discrepancy in the records submitted to SSA;

• ask the employee to check his or her records to determine if the information was accurately recorded/reported;

• instruct the employee to contact the SSA to resolve any discrepancy;

• provide the employee a reasonable amount of time to resolve the discrepancy; and

• document your efforts to resolve the matter.

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