Legal Question in Social Security Law in Virginia

A new 9-digit #

My legal question is on Credit Repair. Can I legally apply for a new 9 digit # and have a whole new credit file? I have been told that your SS# is supposed to only be used for taxes, Employment, and Social Security Benefits. Please let me know if this is legal. Thanks for your time and attention.

Asked on 1/24/03, 9:03 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Michael Hendrickson Law Office Michael E. Hendrickson

Re: A new 9-digit #

A new SS# will not be the panacea you are hoping for to absolve you of your past credit deficiencies in the eyes of new, prospective creditors, since many of the indicia of your prior credit identity will remain very

much in evidence, such as your mother's maiden

name or other such information which you voluntarily provided for your original credit history.

Another consideration worth your pondering, is

that the SSA does not dole out new SS numbers

for any purpose which might aid or abet in the

deception of creditors.

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Answered on 1/25/03, 12:04 am

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