A keying error has occurred when the data on the paper application for a Social Security
card (SS-5) does not match the data on the NUMIDENT. Therefore, the only way to determine
whether a keying error has occurred is to compare the information on the paper SS-5
or SS-5 microprint with the NUMIDENT.
After reviewing the paper SS-5 or SS-5 microprint, if we determine that a keying error
has occurred, we correct the incorrect NUMIDENT record information using Numident
Correction Processing (NCP) in the Social Security Number Application Processing (SSNAP).
This action does not add to the number of NUMIDENT iterations and will not count against
the annual or lifetime SSN card limits.
However, when, for any reason, we are unable to review the SS-5 or SS-5 microprint,
we do not use the NCP process. We do not correct or change the current NUMIDENT iteration.
Instead, we update the information on the NUMIDENT by creating a new iteration as
provided in RM 10212.200A.2.
Keying Errors: For instructions see details
RM 10215.051 Correcting Keying Errors in Fields Other than "Name on Card" Field
RM 10215.055 Correct a Coding Error that Resulted in an Incorrect Employment Legend
on the SSN Card
RM 10220.415 Numident Correction Processing (NCP)