Volume of Social Security mismatches stalls security step

10/16/2007 | Christian Science Monitor, The

The sheer number of mismatched Social Security numbers -- workers whose names do not match their numbers -- has stymied implementation of Homeland Security's rule requiring employers fire employees within 90 days of notification of a mismatch. Last year, 4% of 250 million wage reports from employers had names and Social Security numbers that didn't match -- whether from a name change, clerical error or, as Homeland Security fears, illegal-immigrant status.

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