“We’re Here to Help”
When we say we’re here to help, we’re not just using words without meaning – our motto is truly at the core of everything we do. You and your business are our number one priority. At VSI, we are here to help you make the best decisions when hiring a new candidate. We want to ensure you limit your risks for liability, lawsuits, and crime within your organization.
Social Security Number Verification and Trace
At Verification Services Inc., the first step to completing any of our background checks is verifying and tracing the social security number provided. SSN background checks verify a person’s name and address history which allows us to effectively confirm their identity. This search is perfect for validating job applications and for skip tracing services. Employers can verify Social Security numbers for wage reporting purposes only. It is illegal for businesses to employ workers who are not eligible to work in this country.
Checking the validity of the social security number ensures that the applicant and the identity assigned to the social security number match. Additionally, the SSN trace allows us to verify all locations associated with the person and verify all records , even those locations omitted by the applicant.
Why is it Important to Trace the Social Security Number?
When asked about past residences on their application, some applicants do not disclose all locations where they have lived and worked. Knowing all locations where an applicant has been reported living and working, will ensure a more accurate background check. This allows VSI to locate any criminal activity, as some information can only be obtained from the records at the local level.
Does an ITIN Number Authorize a Person to Work in the USA?
An ITIN does not authorize work in the U.S. IRS issues ITINs to individuals who are required to have a U.S. taxpayer identification number, but who do not have, and are not eligible to obtain a Social Security Number (SSN) from the Social Security Administration (SSA).
ITINs are issued regardless of immigration status because both resident and nonresident aliens may have a U.S. filing or reporting requirement under the Internal Revenue Code.
ITINs are for federal tax reporting only, and are not intended to serve any other purpose. IRS issues ITINs to help individuals comply with the U.S. tax laws, and to provide a means to efficiently process and account for tax returns and payments for those not eligible for Social Security Numbers (SSNs).
During the hiring process, our social security verification experts at VSI will help confirm your candidate’s identity. Call 800-809-7732 to learn more about how we can make choosing the right applicant easier with comprehensive SSN verifications and other background screenings.