Lending institutions and other third party brokers have a tendency to submit high-volume
SSN printout requests for individuals from all over the country to one local FO. The
FO receiving this high-volume request should advise the third-party to send their
requests to the appropriate servicing FOs. Each of these other FOs will then, in turn,
charge an initial fee of $46 for the first SSN and $20 for each additional SSN in
The Social Security FO is staffed to assist the local population base. Each office
services a certain number of Zip Codes and is to assist individuals and third party
requesters in that office’s designated service area. While a beneficiary may visit
any office of his/her choosing and receive service, a third party requester (public
or private) should seek service from the office servicing the inquired-about individual’s
mailing Zip Code.
Third-party requesters should be encouraged to visit our website at www.socialsecurity.gov and enter the zip codes for their clients. They will get the address of the servicing
In very rare occasions (emergency situations) the FO may handle certain volume requests
if specific arrangements have been made with the regional office for doing so. The
FO should refer questions concerning workloads to the regional Privacy Act Coordinator.
NOTE: The FO should comply with fee-based SSN printout requests only as their mission-related
workloads allow. This is the standard Agency policy for doing any kind of reimbursable
The following is a sample letter that local managers can use for third parties explaining
the fee schedule and the fact that requests should be sent to servicing offices. Field
Offices can mail the letter on a local basis to organizations that currently request
this information from us.