What is SSA-89?
When should you use SSA 89?
How do you complete it?
We will look at what it is, what is the purpose of completing an SSA-89 form, what is SSA 89 form used for, what it looks like, how to fill out the Form SSA-89, we’ll refer you to additional resources and more!!
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What is SSA-89
In some cases, you must use the SSA-89 form, titled “Authorization for the Social Security Administration to Release Social Security Number (SSN) Verification”, to prove that the social security number provided is yours.
This procedure is adopted so companies can protect themselves from identity theft and fraud.
It’s essential to be sure that we are dealing with the right person associated with the correct social security number.
To do that, we use the SSA 89 authorization form.
This form can be used by anyone needing to verify your social security number with a company or agency for any reason, such as:
- If you are looking to get a mortgage
- You are applying for a personal loan
- If you are applying for a license
- If you are in a recruitment process with an employer for background check purposes
Typically, a company or organization wanting to verify your SSN will complete the form and ask that you sign it so they can then proceed to investigate your number.
What is the purpose of SSA 89 Forms
Using SSA89, you are authorizing Social Security to verify your social security number through a third party.
The SSN verification will be done based on a User Agreement between the SSA and the Requesting Party for Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (CBSV).
The reason why a company may enroll in the CBSV for any of the following reasons:
- Mortgage service
- Background check
- Credit card
- Bank service
- License requirement
It’s important to verify your social security number to ensure that you are the right person associated with the social security number.
If a mortgage lender or bank is looking to grant a significant sum of money to someone, they may have a standard process of requiring SSA 89 forms to verify the borrower’s SSN.
This can protect mortgage providers and financial institutions from getting defrauded by individuals pretending to be someone else.
What does the form SSA 89 look like
Get the SSA-89 form here!
Outline of SSA Form 89
The CBSV SSA 89 form is quite simple.
It’s actually a one-page document with the following outline:
- Your identification area
- Reason for using CBSV
- Company identification
- Consent validity period
- Signature block
How do you fill out the SSA 89
Here, we have the SSA-89 instructions on how to fill out the form.
You’ll need to include your name, date of birth, and Social Security Number on the top part of the form.
Then, you must provide a brief summary of the nature of the business transaction that you are performing where the third party needs to verify your SSN.
The next area relates to using a CBSV where you’ll need to select the reason you are using it.
Following that, you’ll provide the Social Security Administration authorization to verify your SSN to the Company or the Company’s Agent for the business transaction you identified.
You will also make a statement where you declare being the individual to whom the Social Security number was issued.
By default, your consent for the SSN verification is valid for 90 days.
However, you can choose to change your consent’s validity for a period of time that you may define.
Finally, you will need to sign and date the form.
How to submit SSA-89 forms
The difference between the SSA 89 form and other SSA forms is that this one will be sent to the third party you’ve identified on the form instead of the SSA office.
Essentially, you are sending the form to the company or agent of the company to verify your Social Security Number and identify.
Once the company receives your form, they can adhere to the Consent Based Social Security Number Verification agreement to get the SSN verifications they need.
Upon completion of the SSN verification, you’ll be able to advance in your business transaction whether it be the request for a mortgage or personal loan (for example).
Additional resources on SSA 89
If you are looking for more information and resources on CBSV SSA-89, you can consult the following resources:
- Social Security SSA-89 form (fillable)
- SSA 89 Form PDF on SSA Website
- User Agreement between the SSA and Requesting Party for CBSV
Social Security Administration
For more information on the Social Security Authorization Form SSA-89, you can contact the SSA office at 1-800-772-1213.
You can find the SSA local office by using the SSA Office Locator tool provided on the SSA website.
For any public inquiries, you can also write to the Social Security Administration office at the following address:
Social Security Administration
Office of Public Inquiries and Communications Support
1100 West High Rise
6401 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21235
We hope that you enjoyed this article on SSA 89 and good luck with your Social Security Administration authorization Form SSA 89!!