Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Number on Back of Social Security Card? CUSIP?

October 29th, 2013

What is the number on the back of the typical U.S. Social Security card?  When this blogger called the Social Security Administration in Columbus, Ohio several years ago to inquire about the purpose of the number on the back of his Social Security card, no one at that location was able to say what the number represented.  The Administration’s website says nothing of the number on the back either.  (See:  Social Security Number and Card, located at: http://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/.)  Elsewhere, the number seems to be addressed but not actually explained by the Administration.  (See: Social Security History, located at http://www.ssa.gov/history/reports/ssnreportc3.html.)  Yet others have other have even more theories about this number.  (See: “The Secret Code That Controls Your Destiny,” located at http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2010/08/secret-code-controls-your-destiny;  See also: “What does the red number on the back of a Social Security card mean?,” located at http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_the_red_number_on_the_back_of_a_Social_Security_card_mean. And, “Surprise! The Fed Owns Your Life,” located at http://www.viewzone.com/collateralx.html.)  
When the Social Security number is on the front of the card and Social Security number is the point/purpose for the card and the Social Security number is used for almost everything that is important to Americans, why is any other number necessary on the Social Security card?

The number on the back of the Social Security card appears as a CUSIP number.  (See: CUSIP Number, located at http://www.sec.gov/answers/cusip.htm.)  CUSIP numbers typically correlate to bonds.   

Though some of the newer Social Security cards may not show such a number on the back, as one who once made a living of determining when Agencies are being truthful, this blogger thinks something is amiss about all this.