Getting a Social Security Number is still voluntary.
This is a continuation of the earlier lesson no federal law or regulation requires an employer to get a SSN to hire an employee
1986 letter from the SS Commissioner:
“We do not have the authority to require an employer to provide or deny employment or services to anyone who refuses to disclose his or her number. This is a matter between the individual and the employer.”
1988 letter from SS Division of Entitlement:
“To our knowledge, there is no law which states employment can be denied if the employee does not have a Social Security number.” (dated Sep 23 1988)
1993 Social Security Administration, Director, Office of Public Inquiries:
“There is no Social Security law requiring a U.S. citizen to have an SSN to live or work in the United States.” (dated Jul 19, 1993)
MORE PROOF THAT SSNs ARE NOT REQUIRED TO WORK:
- Appellate court finding in the David Alan Carmichael case (Link… https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/F3/298/1367/643105/)
Keep in mind that Federal employee wages have been taxable since the Civil War, long before the Income Tax Amendment.
- EEOC determination in the Bruce Hanson vs Information Systems Consulting case. [https://www.NotFooledByGovernment.com/essay-files/EEOC_determination.pdf]
Early cards said NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION