This letter is in response to your request for a different social security number.
You are requesting that we assign a new number because your social security number
is being misused by someone and 1 .
Generally, we assign an individual one social security number that we use to record
all covered earnings during his or her working lifetime. However, in certain instances,
we will assign a new number if a valid and compelling reason exists. If the evidence
shows that using the number is disadvantageous to the number holder and the number
holder is not at fault, we assign a new number.
In your situation, you submitted no evidence of misuse and we have no alternative
but to refuse the request. However, should you submit evidence of misuse of the number;
we would reconsider your request. An example of the type of evidence we would need
is your correspondence from 2 explaining the misuse of your
social security number.
If you have any questions regarding this policy, please call or visit our office.
1 - Enter the applicant's allegation as to the result of the misuse (e.g., “your credit
rating is being ruined,” “you are having trouble with your tax records,” etc.).
2 - Enter the applicant's allegation (e.g., “the credit agency,” “IRS,” “the police