Informazioni sulla fonte Stati Uniti, Indice dei decessi della previdenza sociale (SSDI), 1935-2014 [database online]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2014.
Dati originali: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

 Stati Uniti, Indice dei decessi della previdenza sociale (SSDI), 1935-2014

Nel Death Master File (Archivio principale dei decessi) presso la Social Security Administration (ente di previdenza sociale) sono contenute informazioni su milioni di persone decedute con i relativi numeri identificativi SSN (Social Security Number, numero di previdenza sociale) statunitensi. Tali decessi sono stati registrati dal Social Security Administration. Le date di nascita presenti nell'elenco vanno dal 1875 fino ai nostri giorni. I dati contenuti nei record comprendono il nome, la data di nascita, la data del decesso e l'indirizzo dell'abitazione più recente.

The Death Master File (DMF) from the Social Security Administration (SSA) currently contains over 94 million records. The file is created from internal SSA records of deceased persons possessing social security numbers and whose deaths were reported to the SSA. Often this was done in connection with filing for death benefits by a family member, an attorney, a mortuary, etc. Each update of the DMF includes corrections to old data as well as additional names. [NOTE: If someone is missing from the list, it may be that the benefit was never requested, an error was made on the form requesting the benefit, or an error was made when entering the information into the SSDI.] Beginning in 2014, legislative rules governing the SSDI changed. Going forward, records from the most recent 3 year period will not be available to Once a record is made available, it can be published.

Why can’t I see the Social Security Number? If the Social Security Number is not visible on the record index it is because does not provide this number in the Social Security Death Index for any person that has passed away within the past 10 years.

This file includes the following information on each decedent, if the data is available to the SSA:

  • Last name
  • First name
  • Social Security Number
  • State issued
  • Birth date
  • Death date
  • Last residence
  • Lump sum payment

The absence of a particular person in the SSDI is not proof this person is alive. Additionally, there is a possibility that incorrect records of death have been entered on the DMF. The Social Security Administration does not guarantee the accuracy of the file.

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14 Nov 2019: Changes were made to improve the performance of this collection. No new records were added.