Social Service Verification

Let us help your agency workers determine program eligibility, track program benefits, support quality control, and investigate potential fraud with the most-up-to-date income and employment information.

Many government agencies that administer federal, state or local public assistance to low-income families and individuals use Verification Services from Equifax daily to help validate applicant-provided information. By using The Work Number database, a caseworker can instantly verify a person’s current employment and income before providing assistance. 

The Work Number will immediately search for your employment or income request from millions of employment records contributed from thousands of employers, including 82% of the Fortune 500, small regional and local employers, and the majority of the federal government civilian employers. Most importantly, we update our data each time a contributing employer processes payroll to ensure that you always receive the most up-to-date information possible. 

Employment records can be made available to federal, state, and local agencies with a permissible purpose to verify income or employment information.

Equifax provides flexible delivery options to effectively and instantly search multiple payroll records at one time.  Delivery options include 24/7 online web service, batch service and system-to-system integration. 


  • There is no other provider who offers automated, instant access to all of the specific employer payroll records available on The Work Number database.
  • The information Equifax provides is based on employers’ most recent payroll data. That means you have an independent, third party source of up-to-date data.
  • Unlike federal and state databases, Equifax delivers data as recent as the last weekly or monthly payroll.


Social Services Verification  

Automate Eligibility Verification  

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