Meaning of “Social Security Number” in the English Dictionary

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"Social Security Number" in Business English

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Social Security Numbernoun [ C ]

uk us abbreviation SSN US

GOVERNMENT, FINANCE a number given by the government to each person, that they need to get a job, pay tax, or claim benefits (= money from the government):

Next tax season, Gustav will have his own social security number and will start applying for permanent residence.

(Definition of “Social Security Number” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)