Social Security Number - SSN

Social Security Number - SSN
A federal taxpayer identification number for Americans. An SSN number is required to get a job and claim taxes or other tax benefits.

There are a lot of issues surrounding Social Security numbers and numbering in general. Many people feel that the identification of citizens in this manner is the beginning of a "Big Brother" government. However, it doesn't change the fact that you usually need an SSN to work.


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