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Protect your Social Security number

Question: Do I have to give my Social Security number out whenever I’m asked?

Answer: No. Giving your number is voluntary, even when you are asked for the number directly. If requested, you should ask why your number is needed, how your number will be used, what law requires you to give your number and what the consequences are if you refuse. The answers to these questions can help you decide if you want to give your Social Security number. The decision is yours. However, keep in mind that requestors may not provide you their services if you refuse to provide the number. For more detailed information, we recommend you read the publication Your Social Security Number And Card, available at www.socialsecurity.gov/ pubs/10002.html.

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