What happens when an employer receives a “No Match” letter from Social Security?
“No Match” letters, officially known as “Educational Correspondence/Employer Correction Requests” (or “ED/ECOR”) are once again being issued by the Social Security Administration when the information on file with Social Security does not align with information submitted by the employer about an employee’s wages. This, of course, creates a risk that the employee may not get proper Social Security credit for earned wages (which could affect their benefits), but it also provides a means to identify those who are not legally authorized to work in the United States. Although there are some who view this as a political issue, reality is that there are specific obligations that an employer has when they receive a “no match” letter. In this Benefits Pro article by Yova A. Borovska, the author explains the no-match letter and offers advice to employers on how to respond when a letter is received. Click here to read more.