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Social Security cards printed from January 1946 until January 1972 expressly stated the number and card were not to be used for identification purposes. Since nearly everyone in the United States now has a number, it became convenient to use it anyway and the message was removed. The SSN card is still not suitable for primary identification as it has no photograph, no physical description and no birth date. All it does is confirm that a particular number has been issued to a particular name.
Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
People are not even required by any law to supply their Social Security Number's to their employers,
If you want a job you will give it up.