Form SSA-2853, Message From Social Security, is a receipt that the hospital representative
gives to the parent as proof that he or she elected to have a Social Security Number
(SSN) assigned to his or her child through the EAB process. It is available in both
English and Spanish. There are five versions of each form. The only difference in
the five versions is in the language regarding the length of time that it takes to
get the SSN card (which varies from state to state).