The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will end a pandemic-era policy that gave employees extra time to resolve discrepancies found in E-Verify submissions and referred to the Social Security Administration (SSA).

  • Beginning July 15, 2022, employees whose E‑Verify cases are referred to SSA on or after July 15, 2022, due to a Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) or need for further review, will have the normal eight federal business days to contact their local SSA office to begin resolving the mismatch.
  • Employees with mismatch cases referred between March 2, 2020, to July 14, 2022, will have until Sept. 29, 2023, to resolve their discrepancies.
  • E-Verify recommends that employers review an employee’s Referral Date Confirmation (RDC) and inform the employee to visit SSA within these requested timeframes.
  • Employers are reminded that they may not take any adverse action against an employee while the mismatch is in an interim case status.

Additional Information: In March 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, E‑Verify extended the timeframe for employees to take action to resolve an SSA tentative non-confirmation (“mismatch”). This policy will come to an end Friday, July 15. More information is available here.

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