SSA-89, SSN Verification

Form SSA-89 is the Authorization for the Social Security Administration (SSA) To Release Social Security Number (SSN) Verification Form. Form SSA-89 authorizes the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify if the name and the SSN number combination match the data in the SSA’s records and to communicate the verification results to the requestor or its agent that is named in the form. The lender uses SSA-89 to prevent identity fraud by verifying the SSN and name with the SSA. The lender is not required to perform the SSN verification on any or all the loans. The SSA or the government does not require the lender to perform SSN verification. The document must be completed, signed and dated by the borrower. The lender may provide pre-printed forms where it has entered the Company’s Name, Address, or its agent’s name and address. The borrow must then sign and deliver the completed form to the lender.