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Social Security is the U.S. government's social insurance plan. It is intended to benefit retired people and certain people who are injured, disabled, or left without adequate means of financial support. It is financed by means of withholdings from employers' pay and employer's contributions. Virtually all Americans have a "Social Security number" which designates their account with the Social Security Administration. The Social Security number is also used when filing taxes and performing other critical functions.
Step I - Completing the I-9 Process
Students who receive a job offer must complete the new “I-9 verification process”.
Part 1 of this process is done on-line and part 2 is done in person at the Student Employment Office. The Student Employment Office is responsible for verifying your identity and eligibility to work through a form called the I-9. Please read about the I-9 verification process on the Student Employment Office website. (link http://www.rit.edu/emcs/seo/)
Once you have completed both parts of the I-9 process, you will be issued a Student Employment Office Eligibility Card and can return to your supervisor for the “Hire Form”.
Step II - Documentation Needed for a Social Security Number
Step III - Applying for a Social Security Number and Getting Paid
Under this process, international students who have a Student Employment Office Eligibility Card may now be immediately hired and paid, but they must follow the critical steps above to remain on the Payroll without interruption.