Is Social Security Number for DACA different?

The Social Security Administration has a system for assigning SSN.  When a DREAMer or illegal/legal alien is assigned a new number, it is no different than a number assigned at birth to a US citizen except that for those immigrants who are not authorized to be in the country permanently, their authorization to work is contingent upon authorization from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  In other words, if you do not have a valid visa to be in the US, even if you have your very own Social Security card with your own legal SS#, it is not valid as far as employment is concerned.  In summary, you can use your SSN to go on with your life like anyone else and once you have this number, that is the only number you should use (typically anyone who needs your Social will ask for it).  You can use this number to apply for a driver's license, open bank accounts, apply for loans/credit cards, etc.

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