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Personal info form Receipt of a no-match letter does not necessarily indicate that an employee is not work authorized; no-match letters can be issued due to relatively minor discrepancies, such as typographical errors. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In March 2019, the Social Security Administration (SSA) resumed issuance of Educational Correspondence (EDCOR)/Employer Correction Requests (known as “no-match” letters). For decades, SSA sent out no-match letters regularly, but it stopped in 2012.

According to statistics provided by the SSA, so far in 2019, 577,349 letters have been mailed. The SSA plans to mail the remaining letters for tax year 2018 this fall, as revealed in its response to an inquiry by Representative Jim Costa.

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