To finish setting up your account, you will need to:
1. enter some personal information,
2. enter the account activation code from the letter that we gave you, and
3. create a username and password.
Terms of Service
What will we do with your information?
We use the information you give us to verify your identity against our records. We also use an external Identity Services Provider to verify your information against their records. We do not share your Social Security number with them, and they keep your information only for the period of time permitted by federal laws, regulations, or guidelines. We use their fraud prevention services to assist in protecting you from identity theft.
When you make a verification request to establish your account, our Identity Services Provider may use information from your credit report to help verify your identity. As a result, you may see a “soft” inquiry entry on your credit report with the Identity Services Provider, indicating that the Social Security Administration made an inquiry at your request and the date of that request. Soft inquiries do not affect your credit score, and you do not incur any charges related to them. Soft inquiries are displayed in the version of the credit report provided to a consumer and are not reported to lenders. Soft inquiries will not appear on your credit report from other providers. Soft inquiries are generally removed from your credit report after 12 months. Once you have registered for an online account, you will not generate additional soft inquiries by logging in to access our services.
What happens if you provide false information or misuse this service?
You may be subject to criminal or civil penalties, or both, if you provide false or misleading statements to sign in or