I-9 E-Verify SSN Verifiers
What is E-Verify?
The U.S. Government has two systems: E-Verify is used to find undocumented workers and SSNVS.
Both are used to find invalid SSN and matching name information.
E-Verify finds undocumented workers.
The second is verification of W-2 wages and taxes for reporting data correctly to the right social security account.
E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee’s Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.
Why Should I Verify Names and SSNs Online
Correct names and SSNs on W-2 wage reports are the keys to the successful processing of your annual wage report submission.
It’s faster and easier to use than submitting your requests paper listings or using Social Security’s telephone verification option.
Results in more accurate wage reports.
Saves processing costs and reduces the number of W-2c’s.
Allows Social Security to give the proper credit to your employees’ earnings record, which will be important information in determining their Social Security benefits in the future.
U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization.
E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. E-Verify is fast, and it’s the best way employers can ensure a legal workforce.
Do not use SSNVS before hiring an employee.
While the service is available to all employers and third-party submitters, it can only be used to verify current or former employees and only for wage reporting (Form W-2) purposes.
Social Security will review usage of SSNVS to ensure that employers are using it for the proper purposes.
Do not use SSNVS to take punitive action against an employee whose name and Social Security number do not match Social Security’s records.
A mismatch does not imply that the employer or the employee intentionally provided incorrect information.
A mismatch does not make any statement about an employee’s immigration status and is not a basis, in and of itself, for taking any adverse action against an employee. Doing so could subject you to anti-discrimination or labor law sanctions.