What's So Important about a Social Security Number?
When you get an SSN, an account is set up for you with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Every payday, wages are reported to your account. When you retire, or if you become disabled, your social security benefits will be based on your total earnings. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and your employer also use your SSN as your personal ID number when they do paperwork on your wages and taxes.