Consent Based SSN Verifications

What is a Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (CBSV)?

With the consent of the SSN holder, CBSV can verify if the SSN holder’s name, date of birth, and SSN match SSA’s records. CBSV returns a match verification of “yes” or “no.” If our records show that the SSN holder is deceased, CBSV returns a death indicator. CBSV does not verify an individual’s identity.

What is Needed to Request a CBSV?

The requesting party must obtain a signed consent form from each person for whom they wish to request a CBSV. If the request is for a minor child (under age 18), a parent or legal guardian must sign the consent form. The consent form required ( Form SSA-89) is a standard form created and approved by the Social Security Administration, which means that the form cannot be altered. You must always use the current version of the consent form. 

You can view and download a copy of the required form by clicking here.


The signature on the consent form must be in "wet ink." No digital or electronic signatures may be accepted at this time.

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