Your Social Security Number Is a Special Code? How to Decode It?
I know this sounds crazy, but when you start looking at it, you might think that 'big brother' is watching you even more than they already are.
How is your Social Security Number a code? How to decode it?
Your Social Security Number is a 9-digit number, right? But it is always broken down into three separate sections.
What do the three sections of numbers in your Social Security Number represent?
The number is broken down into a three-digit, a two-digit, and a four-digit number. This combination exists only for one person, you!
Depending on your birthday, the first section of numbers means this in your Social Security Number.
The first three-digit part of your Social Security Number (if you were born in 1972 or earlier) is actually a geographic identifier. Most people who had their Social Security Numbers issued in New York or Connecticut, for instance, their SSN will start with the number 0. For someone born on the West Coast, it starts with a 5. This first part is called the area number.
What does the second set of numbers in your Social Security Number represent? The two-digit number?
The second part (the two-digit number), is the group number. These are not issued consecutively and have to do with the area of that particular state where your number was issued.
The last part, the 4-digit part, is you. While there is a chance that someone else will also share the same last 4-digits of the Social Security Number, each number is only used one time and exclusively for you.