Identity Verification Systems Explained

In this article, we will give you an overview of commonly used Identity Verification Systems.

Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (CBSV): verifies whether SSN holder’s name, date of birth, and SSN match the SSA’s records by returning a match verification of “yes” or “no.” If records show that the SSN holder is deceased, a death indicator is returned. Does not verify an individual’s identity. CBSV was developed and is administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). CBSV cannot be used as a substitute for Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification.

 

Income Tax Return Verification (ITRV): verification or transcript of tax returns for personal and business income verification that requires date of birth, mailing address, and either SSN or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN). ITRV was developed and is administered by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

 

E-Verify: Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. E-Verify can only be used post-hire and, with the exception of federal contractors, is not valid onexistingemployees. This verification is mandatory for employment in some states and jurisdictions. The service is administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).

 

Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification: verifies the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. Form I-9 is required for employment in the United States. This verification is administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).

 

Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS): verifies that employee names and SSNs match Social Security’s records for accurate wage reports and ensuring that the proper credit is applied to employee earning records. SSNVS is a service of the Social Security Administration. SSNVS is not used for employment verification, as it is limited to payroll reporting purposes. It is a federal crime to use SSNVS for unauthorized purposes, such as non-wage reporting purposes including identity and credit checks or mortgage applications.

Non-government: any type of identity verification that is not a service of the federal government. These verifications come from a variety of sources under different names, such as credit headers, proprietary databases, SSN trace algorithms, and more.