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SSN confusion
« on: Sunday 23 February 20 03:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
Researching my wife's 2x Gt Grandfather Richard Fisher (born in Chorley UK 4 Jun 1875) and have come across his SSN applications and claims index entry in Ancestry when he lived in America. The first part of the entry is correct which has his name Richard Fisher and DOB, claim date of 5 Sep 1950, SSN: 133144091. However, he moved back to the UK on the 18 Nov 1957 and the last entry for his application and claim has a note saying 01 Oct 1976:Name is listed as RICHARD FISHER. Why would it have a note for 1976 restating his name in capitals when he was no longer in country? He died in 1963 Warrington UK.

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Re: SSN confusion
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 23 February 20 04:06 GMT (UK) »
Others may know a better answer but....

The accompanying notes for the database say:

The most common types of claims noted include:
1) Original SSN (when the original application was submitted to obtain a SSN),
2) Life Claim (when a claim was made for disability or retirement benefits),
3) Death Claim (when a claim was made by a surviving family member for death or survivor benefits).
4) Duplicate SSN (usually used when an application was made to replace a SS card, it may also indicate a change in SSN or that more than one SSN was assigned).

I suppose the key question might be: what event occurred around 5 Sep 1950?

The 1976 notation could well be related to: Death Claim.

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Re: SSN confusion
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 23 February 20 04:12 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Ambly,
I will dig a bit further around the 1950 date and look into the death aspect of it to see if has any significance.
Thank you so much for your reply.


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Re: SSN confusion
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 23 February 20 14:24 GMT (UK) »
I forget the exact explanation, but the listing of his name after his death was because Social Security went through everyone's records to check the names.  It doesn't mean anything regarding Richard in particular.