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Numident is an acronym for "Numerical Identification System,"[1] the Social Security Administration's computer database file of an abstract of the information contained in an application for a United States Social Security number (Form SS-5). It contains the name of the applicant, place and date of birth, and other information. The Numident file contains all Social Security numbers since they first were issued in 1936.


  1. ^ Office of the Inspector General, Social Security Administration, Performance Indicator Audit, 2005.