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Will Reopening SSA Offices Ease Backlog of “E-verify” Cases? - JDSupra

The Social Security Administration has announced that it will soon gradually start reopening field offices to public access, which will hopefully facilitate getting SS issues resolved more quickly. One such issue which may be helped from improved workflow in reopened offices might be the pandemic-induced backlog of “E-verify” cases, which are cases where an employee’s name and Social Security Number don’t match. When this happens, Social Security notifies the employer, the employer is obligated to so-notify the employee, the employee must submit corrective information to the employer, and the employer must submit that information to Social Security. Of course, there are time restrictions for each of these steps, which were waived during the height of COVID-19 pandemic but reactivated late last year, all of which has led to a large backlog of unresolved E-verify cases, yet leaving employers still vulnerable to penalties for timing violations. This JDSupra article explains the dilemma this backlog inflicts on employers, and expresses hope that reopening Social Security field offices will ease that burden. Click here to read more.

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