SSA adjusts 2017 fee for SSN verification transactions

In order to use the SSA’s consent-based SSN verification service (CBSV), interested parties must pay a one-time nonrefundable enrollment fee of $5,000. Currently, users also pay a fee of $1.40 per SSN verification transaction in advance of services. The agency agreed to calculate its costs periodically for providing CBSV services and adjust the fees as needed. It also agreed to notify customers who currently use the service and allow them to cancel or continue using the service at the new transaction fee rate.

Based on the most recent cost analysis, the SSA will adjust the 2017 fee down to $1.00 per SSN verification transaction. New customers still will be responsible for the one-time $5,000 enrollment fee. This change is effective October 1, 2016.

For further information, contact Michael Wilkins, Office of Data Exchange and Policy Publications, SSA, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235-6401, 410-966-4965. (81 Fed. Reg. 44406, July 7, 2016.)

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