Why do I need to provide my Social Security number? August 24, 2018 00:57 Updated The Social Security number is required for credit scores and ID verification. Related articles Will I need to connect my bank account? Why am I being asked for more documentation? How does Lenme verify the identity of the borrower? What happens if the borrower defaults on their loan? My loan request status is "Pending" - what does that mean? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.