Does Your Four-Year Old Have a Full Time Job?


An article in this morning's Deseret News revealed that the Social Security Numbers of as many as 600 Utah children under the age of 12 are in use somewhere in the state by someone else. These workers might be using these SSNs mistakenly or they might not...

The real story however, is that Utah law doesn't provide clear avenues and reasonable tools for the Dept. of Workforce Services to try to correct the mistakes. Workers are afraid of privacy law violations and have no authority to require employers to fix the problems.

So, if your four year old gets a notice from the Social Security Administration saying they worked 2000 hours last year you'll know why.