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US Social Security Administration Authorization

Anyone selling Social Security Administration ( “SSA”) related documents, forms or publications (“documents”) affirms that he/she has obtained any required authorization from SSA (20 C.F.R. § 422.527) and that the use and/or sale of such documents is in compliance with Section 1140 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 1320b-10) and its implementing regulations (20 C.F.R. Part 498). Section 1140 of the Social Security Act prohibits the use of SSA words, letters, and symbols to convey a false impression of a connection with SSA. Section 1140 also prohibits the fee-based reproduction, reprinting, or distribution of SSA forms, applications, or other publications without authorization from SSA. Anyone violating Section 1140 is subject to a separate fine up to $5,000 per violation (i.e., a separate fine for each fee-based copy reproduced, reprinted, or distributed without authorization from SSA).

Visit SSA’s official website at to learn more about the applicable Federal law, regulation and SSA policy pertaining to the requirements for third party use of SSA-related documents. Anyone suspecting fraud relating to any SSA document or program may report the matter to the Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General (“SSA-OIG”) by calling 1-800-269-0271 or by visiting the SSA-OIG’s website at