By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff
The Social Security Administration charges standardized fees for various nonprogram-related information requests. The agency originally charged for this information on a case-by-case basis, but the process was “unwieldy and inefficient.”
Standardized fees provide consistency and ensure that the agency recovers the full cost of supplying information when it receives a request for a purpose not directly related to the administration of a program under the Social Security Act. The agency is authorized under Social Security Act §1106 to charge for providing information.
The new standard schedule per request is:
- Copy an Electronic Folder: $41;
- Copy a Paper Folder: $83;
- 3rd Party Manual SSN Verification: $36;
- Regional Office Certification: $64;
- Office of Central Operations Certification: $30;
- W2/W3 Requests: $90 (not dependent on the number of years or number of individuals within request);
- Record Extract: $34;
- Form SSA-7050, Request for Social Security Earnings Information: $92;
- Request for Copy of Original Application for Social Security Card (Form SS-5): $21; and
- Request for Computer Extract of Social Security Number Application (Numident): $20.
For further information, contact: Karen Hunter, Social Security Administration, Office of Finance, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235-6401, (410) 965-5861.
The SSA will continue to charge on a case-by-case basis for any nonprogram-related requests for items not listed in the schedule, which became effective on October 1, 2020.
The full text of the announcement was published in the September 29, 2020, issue of the Federal Register (85 Fed. Reg. 61078).
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