To prevent the unintended assignment of multiple SSNs to an EBE applicant, be aware
that there can be minor discrepancies in the information provided on an applicant's
identity document, information found on the NUMIDENT, and information transmitted
via the EBE interface, and that these discrepancies can impede a search for a pending
Therefore, whenever EBE applicants contact SSA and state that they requested an original
or replacement SSN card when applying for the EAD, but they have not received it,
take the following actions:
Establish the applicant’s identity. (For information on establishing identity see
RM 10210.405.) Primary evidence of identity for an applicant who requests an SSN as part of the
EBE process is Form I-766 (EAD card).
To determine if an SSN has already been assigned or to confirm the SSN if provided
by the applicant, request an ALPHIDENT Query from the I-Main Intranet Menu by entering
the name and date of birth or the alien registration number (ARN) shown on the EAD.
See MS 02901.002.
a. If the ALPHIDENT Query locates possible SSNs for the applicant, obtain NUMIDENT
records for each SSN and compare the applicant's name, date of birth, gender, alien
registration number (ARN), place of birth and parents' names (as provided by the applicant
or shown on the applicants documents) to corresponding information on the NUMIDENT
record(s) to determine if the SSN(s) belongs to the applicant. If you find a NUMIDENT
record that you determine belongs to the applicant, follow instructions in RM 10205.700D in this section. If you locate more than one SSN that belongs to the applicant and
the SSNs are not cross-referred on the NUMIDENTs, see RM 10220.400.
NOTE: The information on the NUMIDENT may show minor variations from the information on
the identity documents. For example, there may be a minor difference in the spelling
of a name or when UNKNOWN is shown for place of birth or parents' names. If you locate a NUMIDENT showing an ARN that matches the ARN on the
applicant’s EAD, consider this a strong indication of a match.
b. If a SSN cannot be located or you are unable to confirm an SSN belongs to the applicant,
follow instructions in RM 10205.700E in this section.