This database indexes 1,005,811 Social Security application (SS-5) files, claim files, and death files for more than 512,000 Maine natives and residents. More comprehensive Social Security Death Indexes are available at FamilySearch and at Ancestry.com(Disable ad blocker to view link), which also hosts the nationwide Social Security Applications and Claims Index(Disable ad blocker to view link).
Records are cross-referenced by Social Security number. Use Advanced Search to narrow down results by date or place of birth, date of death, etc. Use Global Search to quickly check every name contained in the records, including parents' names, alternate names, and the maiden names of women.
Source: Social Security Administration Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), provided by the National Archives.