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When reporting a death to Social Security is it possible to prevent its entry into the “Master Death Index”?

Question by ajaxxx: When reporting a death to Social Security is it possible to prevent its entry into the “Master Death Index”?
The “Master Death Index File” is a public database that anyone can view. It contains the social security number and other private information pertaining to the decedent.

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Answer by davidmi711
The purpose of the entry in the “Master Death Index” is to prevent fraud. There is not good reason to prevent this entry. Remember, your SSN is property of the SSA, not you.

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