The Social Security Administration publishes a data file called the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) containing the social-security numbers of all deceased Social Security registrants. A number of web sites provide copies of the SSDI that you can search for free, such as the one at Ancestry.com.
Now I am not going to assert what the President’s social-security number is, but the number that is being batted around as belonging to the “person born 119 years ago” is reported on some web sites as xxx-xx-4425 and others as 042-68-xxxx. If you type any of the suggested numbers into the SSDI search page, you find no records–meaning that either this is not an issued social-security number or that the registrant is still living. I looked up the record of my late father who died in November 2009 and it was there.
While on the social-security number topic, WorldNetDaily seems to be trying to revive this old myth in an article on the subject from May 11: Investigators: Obama uses Connecticut Soc. Sec. Number. When WND wants to lie, they quote someone else that lies for them. In this case it is Orly Taitz’s investigator Susan Daniels who does the dirty deed:
Daniels said. “It’s against the law for a person to have a re-issued or second Social Security number issued.”
There is nothing unlawful about having a second social-security number issued. The Social Security Web site even tells you what form you need to fill out.
…under the following circumstances will we assign a different number:
- Sequential numbers assigned to members of the same family are causing problems;
- More than one person has been assigned, or is using, the same number;
- An individual has religious or cultural objections to certain numbers or digits in the original number; (See Can I request a new SSN because I object to digits used?)
- A victim of identity theft continues to be disadvantaged by using the original number; (See Identity Theft And Your Social Security Number, Publication No. 05-10064.) or
- Situations of harassment, abuse or life endangerment (including domestic violence). (See New Numbers For Domestic Violence Victims, Publication No. 05-10093.)