Social Security number

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In the United States, a Social Security number (SSN) is a nine-digit number issued to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and temporary (working) residents under section 205(c)(2) of the Social Security Act, codified as 42 U.S.C. § 405(c)(2). The number is issued to an individual by the Social Security Administration, an independent agency of the United States government.

Its primary purpose is to track individuals for taxation purposes.  In recent years the SSN has become a de facto national identification number.[1] A social security number may be obtained by applying on Form SS-5, "Application for A Social Security Number Card".[2] In accordance with §7213 of the 9/11 Commission Implementation Act of 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, there is a limit to the number of replacement Social Security cards you may receive — you may receive three (3) replacement cards per calendar year and 10 replacement cards in a lifetime. 

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