Yes. If you don’t have a Social Security Number (SSN), you can use an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to apply for benefits. You are eligible to apply for benefits if you have earned $1,000 in wages within a year before you apply. If you are not eligible for a SSN, you can apply for an ITIN through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), if you have or don’t have a work authorization. Contact the IRS or the Oregon Employment Department for more information on how to get an ITIN.