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Social Security Fact Sheet: Release of Tax Year 2007 DECOR Letters

SSA is sending DECOR letters only to workers (see "DECOR employee letter," below), and will not send tax year 2007 EDCOR letters "before the litigation [see above] is settled."


Types / Copies of "No-Match" Letters

There are three types of letters sent by SSA, and one U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) "insert letter."

  • DECOR employee letter, or "Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance: Request for Employee Information" (SSA letter sent directly to workers, PDF)

  • DECOR employer letter, or "Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance: Request for Employer Information" (SSA letter sent to employers about individual workers, PDF)

  • EDCOR letter, or "Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance: Employer Correction Request" (SSA letter sent to an employer about a group of workers, PDF)*

  • U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) "Insert Letter" (ICE letter included with the EDCOR letter sent by SSA (see above))*

* On Aug. 31, 2007, a federal district court issued a temporary order barring the government from sending out the EDCOR and ICE insert letters.  See "Court Halts Government from Implementing Flawed Social Security No-Match Rule."