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Social Security Question... -UPDATE-

Posted by on Apr. 24, 2013 at 3:29 PM
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I'm not giving out numbers, but I do have a question about them.

I was born in Florida, so my social starts with a different number than those from other states. My sisters and brother, my husband and my daughter were all born in Texas, and all start with the same numbers. My son, however, also born in Texas, doesn't start with the same as everyone else I know born in Texas. His starts with the same numbers as Tennessee. Should I worry about this? Do I need to call the SS Department and figure out what's going on? His birth certificate says Texas. Everything is correct on that part. I'm just wondering if maybe someone typed just a letter 'T' and hit enter in their computer. Doing that, TN comes up before TX and I wonder if it's going to cause problems..

What should I do?


**Edit:** I've been looking into how they assign numbers, and it's by mailing address. But since I haven't moved, his should match his sister's first two numbers... I'm on hold now and am working on getting more information about it.


-UPDATE-

I called and talked to them. my They told me that my son's number is fine. They also told me that as of recently, they no longer allocate SS numbers with specific states. So this was just me overthinkin' it! 

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by on Apr. 24, 2013 at 3:29 PM
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Bmat
by Barb on Apr. 24, 2013 at 3:47 PM
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This is from SSA.gov

Q18:  Is there any significance to the numbers assigned in the Social Security Number?

A: Yes. The first three digits are assigned by the geographical region in which the person was residing at the time he/she obtained a number. Generally, numbers were assigned beginning in the northeast and moving westward. So people on the east coast have the lowest numbers and those on the west coast have the highest numbers. The remaining six digits in the number are more or less randomly assigned and were organized to facilitate the early manual bookkeeping operations associated with the creation of Social Security in the 1930s.

Bmat
by Barb on Apr. 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM

This is from about.com

001-003 New Hampshire (NH) 004-007 Maine (ME) 008-009 Vermont (VT) 010-034 Massachusetts (MA) 035-039 Rhode Island (RI) 040-049 Connecticut (CT) 050-134 New York (NY) 135-148 New Jersey (NJ) 159-211 Pennsylvania (PA) 212-220 Maryland (MD) 223-231 Virginia (VA) 232* West Virginia (WV) North Carolina (NC) 233-236 West Virginia (WV) 237-246 North Carolina (NC) 247-251 South Carolina (SC) 252-260 Georgia (GA) 261-267 Florida (FL) 268-302 Ohio (OH) 303-317 Indiana (IN) 318-361 Illinois (IL) 362-386 Michigan (MI) 387-399 Wisconsin (WI) 400-407 Kentucky (KY) 408-415 Tennessee (TN) 416-424 Alabama (AL) 425-428 Mississippi (MS) 429-432 Arkansas (AR) 433-439 Louisiana (LA) 440-448 Oklahoma (OK) 449-467 Texas (TX) 468-477 Minnesota (MN) 478-485 Iowa (IA) 486-500 Missouri (MO) 501-502 North Dakota (ND) 503-504 South Dakota (SD) 505-508 Nebraska (NB) 509-515 Kansas (KS) 516-517 Montana (MT) 518-519 Idaho (ID) 520 Wyoming (WY) 521-524 Colorado (CO) 525 New Mexico (NM) 526-527 Arizona (AZ) 528-529 Utah (UT) 530 Nevada (NV) 531-539 Washington (WA) 540-544 Oregon (OR) 545-573 California (CA) 574 Alaska (AK) 575-576 Hawaii (HI) 577-579 District of Columbia (DC) 580* Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico (PR) 581-584 Puerto Rico (PR) 585 New Mexico (NM) 586 Guam, American Somoa, Philippine Islands 587 Mississippi (MS) 589-595 Florida (FL) 596-599 Puerto Rico (PR) 600-601 Arizona (AZ) 602-626 California (CA) 627-645 Texas (TX) 646-647 Utah (UT) 648-649 New Mexico (NM) 654-658 South Carolina (SC) 667-675 Georgia (GA) 680 Nevada (NV) 700-728 RR Retirement Board (All States - until July, 1963) 764-765 Arizona (AZ)

* The same number, when shown with more than one area, means that certain numbers have been transferred from one State to another, or that an area has been divided for use among certain geographic locations.

JessKahhh
by Member on Apr. 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM

That sortof makes sense. But everyone I know born in Texas starts with 6. Mine starts with 5. (Florida) My son was born in Texas. His starts with 7. (For Tennessee, apparently.) I probably need to look more into it. I just don't want to get everything set up with THAT social and then end up getting a different one for him.

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Buggy979
by Danette on Apr. 24, 2013 at 3:52 PM
My husband was born in New York and raised in Florida and his does not start with eithernumbers they said. I'm from California and neither does mine.
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Bmat
by Barb on Apr. 24, 2013 at 3:53 PM

http://www.mrfa.org/ssn.htm

has a better chart that won't let me copy it here.

JessKahhh
by Member on Apr. 24, 2013 at 3:54 PM

I think the one on about.com was off. I'm still looking into it, though. It has me asking some questions. I just think it's weird. I may be over thinking it though.

Bmat
by Barb on Apr. 24, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Mine doesn't reflect the state where I was born either.

JessKahhh
by Member on Apr. 24, 2013 at 3:56 PM


Quoting Bmat:

http://www.mrfa.org/ssn.htm

has a better chart that won't let me copy it here.

Yeah. Going by all the charts I've looked at so far, they all say that his is from Tennessee... 

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Bmat
by Barb on Apr. 24, 2013 at 3:56 PM

I see what you mean. Even according to the second chart, 7 is Tenn and not Texas.

Quoting JessKahhh:

That sortof makes sense. But everyone I know born in Texas starts with 6. Mine starts with 5. (Florida) My son was born in Texas. His starts with 7. (For Tennessee, apparently.) I probably need to look more into it. I just don't want to get everything set up with THAT social and then end up getting a different one for him.


Bmat
by Barb on Apr. 24, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Give SSA a call. I've found them courteous, even though you may have a bit of a wait.

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