Many believe that the Social Security Number can never be eliminated. We do not teach to eliminate it it but to CLOSE the account. According to Black’s Law Dictionary a closed account:
A detailed statement of the mutual debit and credit demands between parties to which no further changes can be made oneither side.
A closed account is distinguishable from an account stated, which remains open for the purposes of adjustment and set-off.
For the purposes of discharge and to remain private we need to close the account.