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From: "Tom Kemp" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Social Security Administration
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 10:26:18 -0500
References: <20070112190133.KFQD5532.mta11.adelphia.net@JohnsGateway><011d01c736d0$56fff160$6701a8c0@Dick>
In-Reply-To: <011d01c736d0$56fff160$6701a8c0@Dick>

Actually its not widely known but the SSDI is available with *weekly
I believe that the www.GenealogyBank.com
<http://www.genealogybank.com/>site is the only one that uses it to
update weekly.

On 1/13/07, Richard A. Pence <> wrote:
> "John Wylie" <> wrote:
> > It seems to me that taking extraordinary steps to protect a decedent's
> > isn't necessary since the SSA publishes the information.
> John:
> One problem facing the credit industry and financial institutions is the
> time lag. The SSDI is only made available monthly (used to be quarterly)
> and
> the financial industry needs things almost immediately. I recall reading
> about congressional hearings on getting the SSA death records on a more
> timely basis.
> One thing that always amuses me - actually irks me - is how often those
> who
> seem intent on making vital records closed records is they often point to
> the SSDI (and its genealogical presence on the Internet) as an example of
> how easy it is for crooks to used SSNs of dead people to "steal
> identities."
> I never seem to get an answer from these people when I point out to them
> that the principle use of the death information from SSA is by credit and
> financial institutions who use it to prevent the very fraud they are so
> paranoid about!
> Richard
> Fairfax, VA
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