Social Security Death Index

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I have in my possession my grandfathers social security card - yet, when I search for him by name, date and even the number itself, he is completely missing from the master index.  I have also noticed when I cannot find a death record and then look for the name on the index (people who have definitely passed away) I sometimes find their names are missing also.  So my question is why? and would it possibly be because the particular person passed away before collecting benefits?
in Genealogy Help by Lauren Conte G2G6 Pilot (116k points)
I have notice this as well. In fact I cannot find anything on my birth, other than the certificate that I hold. I guess it is just part of the system and that with all the numbers, steps, and names that somethings slip. I am instead in people's thoughts on this, too.

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I have also noticed this for my Aunt Donna, we have most definate birth and death dates, but nothing appears for a SSDI search. A very good question, sorry I have no data to add.
by Lisa Clark G2G Crew (490 points)

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