HireRight’s Social Security Number (SSN) Validation searches the Social Security Administration database to identify any irregularities that may exist in association with the SSN provided. Validation of an SSN enables employers to identify whether a Social Security Number has been issued by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if the SSN is still valid. The year and state of issuance are also identified by this search. This search is very common and is used as a potential indicator if the SSN has been stolen or falsified. The search does not confirm identity.