Submission File Format
To ensure your electronic file submission processes successfully, the file must be a text file (.txt) in the following format:
Effective 09/24/11, gender is no longer used as part of the SSN verification process. You do not need to make any changes to the file format. If a value is included in position '54' of a file, we will remove it and replace it with a blank prior to the verification attempt. All returned files will have a blank in position '48.'
Record delimiters are not to be used (i.e., do not place a comma or any other character after any field).
If a field marked "May not be left blank." does not contain an entry, the item is automatically considered a non-verified record.
In order to sort the return file to your specifications, we recommend using the User Control Data field to create a unique identifier for each record. This unique identifier would be placed in positions 90-103 in your submission file and returned to you in positions 84-97 in the return file.
|Field Name||Instructions||Position||Field Size||Field Type|
|Social Security Number||
|Entry Code "TPV"||
|Processing Code 214||
|Date of Birth (MMDDYYYY)||
|Blank||SSA use only.||54-89||36||Blanks|
|User Control Data||Free form text for employer.||90-103||14||Alphanumeric|
|Blank||SSA use only.||104-123||20||Blanks|
|Requester Identification Code||
|Multiple Request Indicator||
Table of Contents
- SSNVS Handbook Home
- Contact Information
- What is SSNVS and BSO?
- System Requirements
- SSNVS/BSO Availability
- Access to SSNVS
- Logining into SSNVS
- Using SSNVS
- Submission File Format
- Returned File Format
- SSN Verification Results
- Status and Retrieval Options
- Status and Retrieval Results
- What To Do If An SSN Fails To Verify
- Logging Out
- SSNVS News
- Getting Help
- Employer Reporting Information
- Maintaining Your Registration Information
- Glossary of Terms
- Appendix A: Additional Verification Options