Administrative Law - CFR - 28 CFR 16.53: Use and collection of social security numbers.


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28 CFR 16.53: Use and collection of social security numbers.

Each component shall ensure that employees authorized to collect information are aware:

(a) That individuals may not be denied any right, benefit, or privilege as a result of refusing to provide their social security numbers, unless the collection is authorized either by a statute or by a regulation issued prior to 1975; and

(b) That individuals requested to provide their social security numbers must be informed of:

            (1) Whether providing social security numbers is mandatory or voluntary;

            (2) Any statutory or regulatory authority that authorizes the collection of social security numbers; and

            (3) The uses that will be made of the numbers.