The Social Security Administration (SSA) published a final rule that restricts the assignment of Social Security Numbers (SSNs) to aliens for non-work purposes; the rule limits assigning SSNs for non-work purposes to situations where a federal statute or regulation, or a state or local law, requires the alien to have an SSN in order to receive a benefit. [68 Fed. Reg. 55304, (September 25, 2003)] AMDOC#: 200406011