JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Application for a Social Security Number #general
Shellie Wiener recently asked about an application for a Socialtoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Security Number that she received. It was not an SS-5 >from the Social
Security Administration, but a Form 3327 >from the IRS. She wondered
why she did not receive an SS-5 form.
I believe that the answer can be found on the Social Security
Administration website, under their history section. They have a
timeline that indicates that in 1963, the IRS began using Social
Security Numbers as the official taxpayer ID. Since the person in
question obtained the number in 1963 at the age 66 to 69, it appears
that she did not previously have a SS# (like many elderly women who
worked primarily at home), and had to obtain one in 1963 for tax
The SSA website also has many other interesting notes it its history
section, which is worth a look.
Los Angeles, CA
I requested [per one of the other genealogy web-sites suggests] a