Title Info for : Social Security Death Index

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Social Security Death Index 
Introduction:
This database contains the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for those individuals who either had a Social Security card issued in Indiana, had their last residence in Indiana, or had their last benefit payment mailed to an address in Indiana just prior to their death. 
Citation:
The Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a Death Master File, a record of approximately 70 million deaths that were reported to SSA. The SSA publicly releases the Social Security Number of deceased individuals to prevent identity theft. This allows banks and other businesses to deny the use of these inactive SSNs and prevents a living person from assuming the identity of a deceased person.
To learn more, go to:
http://www.ntis.gov/products/ssa-dmf.aspx

The Social Security Administration does not release the SSNs of living persons.

 
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