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Obtaining SS# from family member in desperate straits

I have a question. My older sister and I have been attempting to obtain my twin sister's Social Security number, in order to finalize a transfer of property deed to my twin sister alone. Unfortunately, my twin refuses to have anything to do with either our older sister nor I, since we wanted to sell this house (it is our family home). But my twin sister refuses to move, and has cut off all contact with my older sister and I.

The property tax attorney needs my twin's SS# to finalize the property transfer, but my twin refuses to open any mail from the attorney. My older sister and I know my twin suffers from severe depression, and needs assistance ASAP.

How can I obtain my twin's SS#, in order to get this property transfer completed? We don't want to go to court to force my twin to cooperate, or to get the local police after her. Is there any way I can stop in at the local Social Security office and get this information, if I give the office my I.D.?

Thank you very much for any assistance.

Pat F

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You can try contacting your local SSA office for this, but all information I've seen on this indicate the SSA will not disclose this, unless perhaps you have a power of attorney or otherwise represent your sister.

If you are requesting another living person’s record, you need the person’s written consent to disclose the record to you. In these cases, send your request, with the signed consent, to your local Social Security office.

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/foia/html/foia_guide.htm

http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/137

http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/136

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