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Hi! Just wanted to see if anyone is willing to share their experience with working before they receive their SSN. I do have a job offer that I would love to take. Since it would be more paperwork without the SSN, if anyone has experience I would love to hear it!

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On 11/21/2018 at 2:14 PM, Elrona said:

Just wanted to see if anyone is willing to share their experience with working before they receive their SSN.

@JFH worked before receiving the SSN:

 


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It doesn’t take long to get an SSN anyway. You won’t be working for a long time without it. They don’t be able to pay you until you have it. I arrived here on December 19, 2016 and started working on January 1st (well, actually I started physically working on the 3rd but I was employed by the company from the 1st but the 1st and 2nd the company was closed for the holidays). 

 

I applied for mine as part of the DS-260 and received it 3 weeks after I arrived. I’m sure it would have been faster but the SSA department and USPS were closed for Christmas and new year during that time which added some extra days to the process. 

 

*~*~*moved to SSN numbers*~*~*


 

 

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, JFH said:

They don’t be able to pay you until you have it.

It can delay payment? How about in the cases of the extreme "Fundamentalist Christians"? For example, the Texas Workforce Commission:

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The complicated issue is whether the employer can legally refuse to hire a conscientious SSN objector or discharge a new hire who is in that category, based solely upon that fact. That issue, in turn, depends upon a number of factors, including the reason for the conscientious objection and the number of employees in the company (the religious discrimination laws do not apply to employers with fewer than 15 employees). Conscientious objectors fall into two main categories: those with religious objections, and those without. The simpler of the two situations is that of someone who objects to having a social security number on general principles not involving religious conviction. There is no law or legal doctrine in Texas that affords any kind of job protection for such an individual. In contrast, the situation of a person who objects to having a social security number for religious reasons involves complex legal issues, and the rest of this article will focus on that situation.


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Well I don’t know about Texas and conscientious objectors but in Washington (where I am) the employer had to hold back my pay check until they had my SSN number. Once they had it it, the back pay was released to me. 


 

 

 

 

 

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