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In February, we updated employers on how the Social Security Administration was handling discrepancies between the Social Security number of an employee and government records in “Social Security No-Match Letters: A New Twist on an Old Favorite.” On March 4, 2021, the Social Security Administration amended the Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) process.
Call Department of Homeland Security
Now, employees who receive notice of an SSA TNC showing a citizenship mismatch have the option to call the Department of Homeland Security to resolve their case instead of visiting their local SSA field office. If the Department of Homeland Security is able to resolve the TNC, the employee will not be required to visit the SSA field office.
The Big Picture
This change will hopefully help streamline the TNC process. It applies only to E-Verify employers who have created cases on E-Verify and in web services. If you have questions about E-Verify or obligations related to SSA TNC’s, contact your attorney.