Social Security Claim Numbers

What is the Social Security Claim Number?

Social Security Claim Number Suffixes.

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What is the Social Security Claim Number?

The Social Security claim number identifies whose account the client is drawing from and why they are receiving those benefits. Review the social security claim number if you are unsure of the type of payment a client receives.

l  The first part of the claim number is the Social Security number (SSN) of the wage earner on whose account claims are being paid.

Note:  If the person receiving benefits is a dependent of the wage earner, the claim number SSN will not be the same as the SSN of the person receiving benefits.

Example:

Mildred receives survivor's benefits on the account of her deceased husband, Baxter. Mildred's SSN is 444-34-5555. The first part of the claim number is 444-33-2222.

Action:

The claim number is not based on Mildred's SSN. It is most likely Baxter's SSN.

l  The second part of the claim number is the suffix following the SSN.

n  It is usually a letter which may or may not be followed by a digit.

n  The suffix indicates the type of benefits the claimant receives.

n  The suffix for SSI is different than the suffix for RSDI if a client is receiving both.

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Social Security Claim Number Suffixes

This is a general list of Social Security claim number suffixes. For information on other suffixes see www.SSA.gov.

Code

Identification

A

Wage Earner

B

Wife

B1

Husband

B2

Young Wife

C1-C9

Child - Includes disabled or student child

D

Aged Widow

D1

Widower

D6

Surviving Divorced Wife

E

Widowed Mother

E1

Surviving Divorced Mother

E4

Widowed Father

E5

Surviving Divorced Father

F1

Father

F2

Mother

F3

Stepfather

F4

Stepmother

F5

Adopting Father

F6

Adopting Mother

G

Claimant of Lump-Sum Death Benefits

HA

Wage Earner (disability)

HB

Wife of disabled wage earner

HB1

Husband of disabled wage earner

HC

Child of disabled wage earner

M

Receives SSI only and Medicare

M1

Uninsured - Qualified but refused Medicare

T

Uninsured - Entitled to HIB (Part A) under deemed or renal provisions

W

Disabled Widow

W1

Disabled Widower

W6

Disabled Surviving Divorced Wife

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