SSA Decides It Will Not Issue Employer No-Match Letters This Year
National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC)
Date/Time: Thursday, November 15, 2007
On November 13, 2007, Social Security Administration ("SSA") spokesperson, Mark Hinkle, announced that SSA will not issue no-match letters to employers this year based on the 2006 tax year information. SSA will resume the program in March or April of 2008.
Hinkle stated that SSA decided not to send the no-match letters this year as result of the current litigation challenging the implementation of the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") rule which would use the Social Security no-match records as a tool for immigration enforcement. The preliminary injunction granted on October 10 by the Federal District Court barring SSA from sending out the no-match letters still remains effective.
Employers will, however, continue to receive letters about an individual worker when SSA does not have that worker’s correct home address. Although this is good news for the estimated eight million workers and their employers who were about to receive no-match letters, workers and employers continue to take steps to improve the accuracy of their employment and wage reporting and to reduce risk of mis-matches. For immigrant advocates, it is important to educate workers and employers that these individual letters should not be grounds for termination of lawfully employed workers.
For more information, contact:
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) at 323.937.3703.