What is a Web Service?

SSA offers the CBSV Web Service as a flexible alternative to our online application. The web service provides a way for your company's graphical user interface to interact behind the scenes with our online CBSV processing. You get real time results on your own interface.

Although SSA cannot provide development support, we do provide your company with a web service testing environment and troubleshooting support.

If you plan to use a Web Service to connect to CBSV, the following documents provide the necessary specifications:

Email your technical questions to web.service.testing@ssa.gov.

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