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US Social Security Applications and Claims Index

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A Lancashire

A Lancashire Report 15 Jul 2021 12:42

my ancestor is apparently on this but I have no idea what it is. Can anyone access please?. Thomas Riley Twiname, born Askam, Lancs, 5/8/1881. Draft card address 39, North Chestnut St, Mount Carmel, Northumberland, PA. He was a miner and returned to England in 1948. I would be so grateful for any help, thank you so much.


Maddie Report 15 Jul 2021 12:47

Name: Thomas R Twiname
Birth Date: 5 Aug 1881
Birth Place: United Kingdom
Claim Date: 14 Sep 1948
SSN: 184057355
Notes: 29 Oct 1976: Name listed as THOMAS R TWINAME

About U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

This database picks up where the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) leaves off by providing more details than those included in the SSDI. It includes information filed with the Social Security Administration through the application or claims process, including valuable details such as birth date, birth place, and parents’ names. While you will not find everybody who is listed in the SSDI in this database, data has been extracted for more than 49 million people.


ErikaH Report 15 Jul 2021 12:57

Name: Thomas Riley Twiname
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 5 Aug 1881
Birth Place: Askam, England
Residence Place: Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA
Military Draft Date: 1942
Relationship to Draftee: Head

Name: Thomas R Twiname
[Thomas Twiname]
Gender: Male
Age: 41
Nationality: English
Birth Date: abt 1882
Birth Place: Askon Lan, England
Arrival Date: 6 Oct 1923
Arrival Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Departure Contact: Wife Isabella
Spouse: Isabella

Can't see him in the SS register on Ancestry


Maddie Report 15 Jul 2021 13:24

a bit more detail

Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Introduction

The "Social Security Death Index" is a database created from the Social Security Administration's Death Master File. This is an index of deceased individuals whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. It has been kept since 1962, when operations were computerized. The index includes a few deaths from 1937 to 1961, about 50 percent of deceased persons from 1962 to 1971, and about 85 percent of deceased persons from 1972 to 2005.

Married women are usually listed in this index under their married name. Last names longer than 12 letters are shortened to 12 characters. The death place listed is not necessarily the place of death, it is the last place of residence that the Social Security Administration has on file. When two geographical divisions are given they represent County/State as opposed to City/State. For example Jefferson,Texas refers to the county of Jefferson not the City of Jefferson. If a town name of last residence is not listed, it may be found by use of the Zip code. The death date, residence at time of death, Social Security number, and state of issue are usually reliable information since the information comes directly from the Social Security Administration’s master file. However, realize that errors may have occurred when the information was originally entered. Information listed for the name and birth date was provided by an informant and may be inaccurate.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) was created in 1936 and began issuing Social Security numbers to track the earnings that workers reported for retirement benefits. In 1961, the Internal Revenue Service began using Social Security numbers to identify taxpayers. The SSA provides an extract from its file for distribution through the Department of Commerce’s National Technical Information Service. Because this extracted file deals with deceased persons, the information is considered to be in the public domain. Several organizations have purchased this file and posted it to their websites.

The purpose of this index was twofold: to protect the benefits to beneficiaries of pension funds, insurance benefits, and assist Federal, State and Local governments and others responsible for verifying deceased person(s) in support of fulfillment of benefits to their beneficiaries; and to identify and prevent identity fraud, and identify persons who are deceased. In 2014 Federal legislation changed the rules for access to the Social Security Death Master File. Records for the most recent 3 years are not available. This collection was last updated in 2016.

A Lancashire

A Lancashire Report 15 Jul 2021 14:34

thank you for your quick replies. thomas sprent 29yrs in US 1923-1948 and i wondered if he had a pension from US or England.