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Privacy & Your Social Security Number

The Privacy Act of 1974 requires that we furnish this statement because you are being asked to disclose your Social Security number for UC claims processing purposes. Your Social Security number is needed under the authority of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (26 U.S.C. 85, 6011(a), 6050B, and 6109(a)) and the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320b-7). Giving us your Social Security number for this purpose is MANDATORY for filing for UC.

Your Social Security number will be used to report the amount of any UC that you receive to the Internal Revenue Service as income that may be taxable. It will also be used to identify your claim, for statistical purposes, and to make sure you are eligible for UC and other public assistance benefits. If you decline to give us your Social Security number, your claim for UC will not be processed.

Be sure to provide your Social Security number and address when contacting us about your claim.

WARNING: It is against the law to provide a Social Security number that is not your own or any number you have obtained by giving false information to the Social Security Administration. Use of a Social Security number in an improper manner can result in a fine, imprisonment for five years, or both (42 U.S.C. 408).