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What do you do if the person does not have a Social Security number?

Q: What do you do if the person does not have a Social Security number (SSN)? I have put in dashes, but the MDS is rejected on submission.

A: Under MDS 2.0, the RAI User’s Manual states to leave it blank or use a dash. If the dash rejects, try leaving it blank. If neither of those solutions works, you would need to contact the MDS automation coordinator for your State to identify the problem. The directions for MDS 3.0 specify to leave the SSN blank if the person does not have an SSN.

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