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Friday, September 30, 2011

Social Security Numbers of US Steel Mining Retirees Lost in Mail

When Social Security numbers are lost or stolen, the affected members may face difficulty in filing retirement claims or receiving disability benefits. This is because the Social Security Administration (SSA) will have to trace any misuse and correct fraudulent transactions.

Consider the case of at least 4,000 retirees of US Steel Mining who had been affected when the disk that contains their Social Security information was lost in mail, according to reports.

Reports said the Benefits Administration Services (BAS) has mailed a CD, containing the names and Social Security numbers of the retirees on August. However, the United States Steel Carnegie Pension Fund never received the mail.

There was no trace of misuse among the Social Security account information of 4,000 workers yet. At least 1,700 of the affected employees were from West Virginia, reports said.

Reports said the BAS is cooperating with the US Postal Service to locate the CD.

Good thing the authorities has not yet traced any misuse on the Social Security account information. Should there be the BAS will have a hard time correcting the damage; the retirees may also experience delay in their benefits or claims.

If you or a loved has been a victim of identity theft, you must report the incident to SSA. You may scrutinize any unusual transaction in your account and ask a SSA officer to conduct investigation. You may also consult a lawyer in Los Angeles to help you undergo the legal process.

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