Why does the UC need my Social Security number?

In accordance with Florida Statute 119.071

The UC collects your Social Security number for the following purposesL customer credit checks; customer identification and verification; customer billing and paymen, and, other lawful purposes necessary to conduct UC business. Please be aware there may be situations whereby the UC must release Social Security numbers for other purposed as required by Florida law. 

The Utilities Commission is in full compliance with the Fair & Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, which requires the Utilities Commission to have a formal Identity Theft Prevention Program "Red Flag". This program has been designed and implemented to identify, detect, precvent, and mitigate theft in connection with opening a utility account or an existing account.