Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Social Security SS-5 Follow-up - It only took 15 days!

This is a follow-up to a post that I made on July 19, 2008, "Social Security SS-5 Forms Available to Order Online"

In this recent post I talked about ordering an SS-5 form from the Social Security Administration, using their new online process. I submitted a test order on Saturday, July 19, 2008 and received it back on Saturday, August 3, 2008. It took only 15 days from start to finish, a much improved turnaround over past orders. My guess would be that the $27.00 price tag has reduced their total number of orders, helping to increase efficiency. With the SS-5 I received a written reply from a Freedom of Information Officer dated August 1, 2008. That means it only took ten business days to address my order.

I was a little disappointed with the copy quality and with the information that Annie Lawson Spain provided. She did not put her middle name nor those of her parents. I basically wasted $27.00 in this case but it was worth a shot. I will probably turn around and order the SS-5 of one of her siblings and hope for better luck next time!

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