Could you possibly go through life without a Social Security Number?
I've seen many cites which claim that there is no law requiring a person to get a social security number. Of course you would need one to work or to pay taxes. But is there a legitimate way that a person could legally never get an SSN?
Suppose a child's parents never get an SNN for the child and doesn't claim the child as an exemption. The child's parents are wealthy and sets up a trust for the child so it never has to work for income.
When the child grows up, could it function normally in society without the SSN? What rights or privileges would it have to give up by not having one?