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Guidance For SSA’s Revived ‘No-Match’ Letters

New England In-House

William E. Hannum III authored a Special Feature in the May 2011 issue of New England In-House entitled: “Guidance For SSA’s Revived ‘No-Match’ Letters.” In the article, Will discusses the Social Security Administration’s revived policy of sending “no-match” letters to employers if an employee’s Social Security number does not correspond with the SSA’s records for the preceding tax year. Of particular note is that the current no-match letter differs from the previous letters the SSA sent out three-and-a-half years ago, in that it does not contain the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) insert, which stated that an employer’s failure to act upon receipt of the letter could be construed as constructive knowledge of continuing to employ unauthorized workers.

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