Q) I have recently found out my Name, birth-date and address of 10 yrs does not match my SS# Credit report is coming up as a fraud alert. Do I need to go to the office to get a copy of a “social security print out” to prove who I am?
A) According to Social Security Administration Website; To seek a correction of information under section 515, follow the procedure described below:
State that your request for correction of information is submitted under section 515 information quality guidelines.
Include your name, organizational affiliation (if any), telephone number, and your mailing or email address. We need this information to respond to your request and contact you if required. Do not send us your Social Security Number.
Clearly describe the information you believe is in error and want corrected because it does not comply with SSA or OMB quality guidelines. Include the name of the report or data product where the information is located, the date of issuance, and a detailed description of the information to be corrected.
State specifically why the information should be corrected, describe the impact of the information you believe is in error, and if possible, recommend specifically how it should be corrected. Provide supporting documentary evidence, such as comparable data or research results on the same topic, to help in the review of your request.
What we will do
Based on a review of the information provided, SSA will:
Determine whether a correction is warranted, and, if so, what action to take. The nature, influence, and timeliness of the information involved, the significance of the correction on the use of the information, and the magnitude of the correction will determine the level of review and any corrective action.
Respond to you by letter or email. Our response will explain the findings of the review and the actions SSA will take.
Respond to your request for correction of information within sixty calendar days of receipt. If the request requires more than sixty calendar days to resolve, we will tell you that more time is required, state the reason why, and include an estimated decision date.
You may appeal our decision
If you are not satisfied with our response to your request for correction of information, you may appeal our decision. SSA must receive your appeal within sixty calendar days of the date we responded to your initial request. When submitting an appeal, you must:
Clearly state that you are appealing our decision of an earlier request for correction of information under section 515 information quality guidelines.
Include your name, organizational affiliation (if any), telephone number, and your mailing or email address.
Include a copy of your initial request and our response.
Provide us with the reasons you feel reconsideration is warranted along with supporting documentation, if any.
SSA will convene a panel to review your appeal. During the review, the chair of the panel may contact you to clarify issues and may seek technical advice from outside the panel. The panel will typically advise you of its decision on your appeal within sixty calendar days from the time the appeal was received by SSA. If the panel requires more than sixty calendar days, you will be informed that more time is needed to evaluate the appeal and be given an estimated date for a decision.
How to submit your request
You must seek correction of information under section 515 in writing and send it to SSA by mail, fax, or email as follows:
Mail: Social Security Administration
Office of Public Inquiries
Windsor Park Building
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401
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