Social Security

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BEST helps you find out if you could get benefits that Social Security administers.

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Are you temporarily in the United States to attend a college, language, vocational, or nonacademic school with a nonimmigrant F-1, M-1, or J-1 student classification? Your school may ask you for your Social Security number.

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Social Security numbers can be assigned to foreign workers who are authorized to work in the United States. Fact sheet available in Spanish, Arabic, Amharic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Tagalog, Vietnamese.

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