United States District Court

Northern District Of Illinois

Local Rules

LR8.1. Social Security Cases: Notice of Social Security Number

Where a complaint is filed pursuant to Section 205(g) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 405(g) for benefits under Titles II, XVI and XVIII of the Social Security Act, the plaintiff shall attach to the copy of the complaint to be served on the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration a notice indicating one of the following Social Security numbers, as appropriate: 

(1) in cases involving claims for retirement, survivors, disability, and health insurance, the social security number of the worker on whose wage record the application for benefits was filed (who may or may not be the plaintiff); or 

(2) in cases involving claims for supplemental security income benefits, the social security number of the plaintiff. 

Plaintiff shall include in the complaint a statement to the effect that the notice required by this rule will be attached to the copy of the complaint served on the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration.

Where a complaint covered by this rule is presented for filing to the clerk, only the last four digits of the social security number shall be included. If the complaint is presented without the required statement, the clerk shall accept it for filing. In such instances, the clerk shall notify the party filing the complaint of the requirement of the rule and the judge to whom the case is assigned that the complaint was filed without the required statement.