What is SSN Validator?

SSN Validator is an online tool that validates SSNs and determines when and where a social security number was issued using our extensive database.

It validates the SSN, divided into three parts by hyphen (-). The first set of three digits is called the Area Number, which is between 900 and 999, and it should not be 000 or 666.

The second set of two digits is called the Group Number, which is between 01 to 99. The final set of four digits is the Serial Number which is between 0001 to 9999.

All SSN data was collected from the Social Security Administration's Highest Issued Group data, and It was updated until the Social Security Randomization policy took effect in June 2011.

What is Social Security Number?

The Social Security number (SSN) is a numerical identifier assigned to U.S. citizens and other residents to track income and determine the benefits of the individual citizen.

The original intention behind the SSN is to track earnings and provide benefits; it is now used for additional purposes, such as identifying individuals for tax purposes and tracking credit reports.

In the United States, all citizens provide their SSN to obtain credit, open bank accounts, obtain government benefits, make major purchases, and many other pursuits, and obtain a new deal to provide retirement and disability benefits.


Purpose of Having a Social Security Number

  • 1

    Opening a Financial Account

    Financial institutions use your SSN to check your credit, report your interest and investment income or losses to the IRS, and manage your account.

  • 2

    To Get a Driver's License

    Many states of the USA require an SSN when you apply for a driver's license.

  • 3

    Applying for Public Assistance Programs

    Public assistance programs, such as unemployment benefits, are managed by state government agencies that check if citizens claim benefits they aren't entitled to.

  • 4

    Enrolling For Medicare

    The Social Security Administration works with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to enroll people in Medicare claims.

  • 5

    Applying for a USA Passport

    Federal law instructs you to provide a Social Security number if you have one when you need to apply for a U.S. passport.

  • 6

    Applying for a Loan

    The government will use your Social Security number to ensure you're eligible for a federal or student loan.

Primary Goals of Social Security Numbers

  • Matching people and their social security number - It helps to explore information about people and Social Security numbers (SSNs) used to verify SSNs match the person presenting the SSN and vice versa.
  • Measuring the identifiability of SSN, in whole and part - Releasing only an SSN, in part or whole, cannot be re-identified to the person to whom the SSN was issued without access to credit reports or other information containing the person's SSN and name explicitly.
  • Test the public availability of SSNs - The use of SSNs is widespread. Some argue that SSNs are still limited while available within many financial, health, employment, and government institutions.
  • Proposing and reviewing technical and policy solutions - It provides technical integrations, add-ons, and stand-alone technology that render SSNs more socially responsible, provides policy and legal analyses that examine the effectiveness of these technologies, and recommends policy accordingly.

How does SSN Validator Work?

Here are the main topics covered while validating SSNs. They cover all the basics of SSN validation and even some advanced details that will help you along the way.

  1. Number Formate checks - Our tool checks and validates your social security number format. Your input must be in the format of AAA-GG-SSSS, for example, 123-45-6789.
  2. Area code check - The validator tool extracts the area code from your input SSN and checks whether it is between 001 to 999, with some exceptions of Area code.
  3. Group Number Check - It checks whether the group number is in the range of 01 to 99.
  4. Serial Number check - It also checks the serial number, which is between 0001 to 9999.
  5. Database Search - After preliminary validation, it searches the number in our SSN database. Our database includes four lack-plus entries, which are regularly updated.
  6. Validation Result - After successfully validating the input SSN, it displays the result.

Social Security Number Allocations

The table below shows the first three digits of the social security numbers assigned throughout the United States and its possessions. When shown more than once, the same area means that certain numbers have been transferred from one State to another or that an area has been divided for use among certain geographic locations.

Table: Social Security Number Allocations
SSN Area Number Location
001-003 New Hampshire
004-007 Maine
008-009 Vermont
010-034 Massachusetts
035-039 Rhode Island
040-049 Connecticut
050-134 New York
135-158 New Jersey
159-211 Pennsylvania
212-220 Maryland
221-222 Delaware
223-231 Virginia
232 North Carolina
232-236 West Virginia
237-246 Not Issued
247-251 South Carolina
252-260 Georgia
261-267 Florida
268-302 Ohio
303-317 Indiana
318-361 Illinois
362-386 Michigan
387-399 Wisconsin
400-407 Kentucky
408-415 Tennessee
416-424 Alabama
425-428 Mississippi
429-432 Arkansas
433-439 Louisiana
440-448 Oklahoma
449-467 Texas
468-477 Minnesota
478-485 Iowa
486-500 Missouri
501-502 North Dakota
503-504 South Dakota
505-508 Nebraska
509-515 Kansas
516-517 Montana
518-519 Idaho
520 Wyoming
521-524 Colorado
525,585 New Mexico
526-527 Arizona
528-529 Utah
530,680 Nevada
531-539 Washington
540-544 Oregon
545-573 California
574 Alaska
575-576 Hawaii
577-579 District of Columbia
580 Virgin Islands
580-584 Puerto Rico
586 Guam
586 American Samoa
586 Philippine Islands
587-665 Not Issued
667-679 Not Issued
681-690 Not Issued
691-699 Not Issued
700-728 Railroad Board**
729-733 Enumeration at Entry
750-772 Not Issued

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the cost to Change your Name On your Social Security card?

There is no charge to change the name or receive a new social security card.

2. What can I do with someone else's Social Security card?

Just visit your nearest SSA office and submit the card to the SSA officer so they can contact the right person and return their card.

3. Do I need a Social Security card to renew my driver's license?

There is no need for social security card to renew your driver's license if you learn your SSN.

4. How do I find someone through their social security number?

You can't find someone through their ssn because your social security number is confidential.

5. How long does your replacement Social Security card take to come in?

It can take upto 10 to 15 days.

6. What can I apply for with my SSN?

With your SSN, you can apply for -

  • Credit Card
  • New bank account
  • Government benefits or private insurance
  • Buying a home or a car

7. Who provides social security card?

SSA provides social security cards at the social security office near you.

8. How can I secure my SSA card?

The best option to secure your SSN card and ssn is to use a random SSN generated by SSN Generator softwares.