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Two girls, one SSN

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Double J, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    How does this happen? More to the point, why has it still not been completely fixed?

    Both Alyssa Green of Albany, N.Y., and Alyssa Green of Minneapolis are 21-year-old mothers who aspire to earn college degrees. The women were even born on the same date -- July 13, 1988. Unfortunately for both Alyssas, they also shared the same Social Security number.

    "It's a mistake that should have been caught...and two people are suffering from it in the worst ways possible," "New York" Green told Albany's WNYT-TV.

  2. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Interesting, it used to be, and I thought it still was, that the first three numbers in your SSN are based on where you lived when you applied for the number. Or where you were born if you got your SSN number at birth, as is the more modern custom.
  3. Dirk Legume

    Dirk Legume Active Member

    C'mon, two years to solve this problem?

    There may be no bureaucracy like the social security administration.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    My kids were getting Social Security for their disabilities for a couple of years, and it was an absolute nightmare.

    They would get different amount of checks based upon the same income information. We would have to report every month's income, then we would find out the kids were getting the wrong amount. Finally, they claimed that we owed them money because we had been paid for a mistake that they had made three years ago that we had reported to them at the time, only to be notified in writing that it was OK. We finally got fed up with the system, and my wife went back to work.

    And don't get me started on appeals for SSD. There are plenty of stories on the Internets of people waiting two years to hear their appeals for their denials, people with legitimate injuries and illnesses who ended up in bankruptcy.
  5. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    "Two Girls, One SSN" sounds like a porno where two chicks do the entire crew of a submarine.
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