When we verify your identity through an Identity Services Provider's “soft inquiry,” it will not change your credit score. Your report will show that Social Security made a soft inquiry. Lenders cannot view soft inquiries on your credit reports.
Soft inquiries are generally removed from your credit report after 12 months. We will not make any other inquiries when you use your my Social Security account.
To set up an account, go to my Social Security – Sign In Or Create An Account.
Watch our video, my Social Security – Creating Your Account: