How Do I Get A Replacement Social Security Card?



There are two quick ways of getting a replacement social security card. The first is to go to your social security office in your town and fill out an application. The second is to go online to the social security website and fill out an application. A third way is to call your social security office, get an application form mailed to you which you will then have to fill out and mail back to get a replacement social security card. The card is easy to replace but you should let social security administration know if you think your card was stolen to impersonate your identity.

What Information Will You Need For A Replacement Social Security Card?

You will need your name, address, birth date and social security number. Your social security number was assigned to you when you first applied for a social security card or when your parents applied for you to get a social security number. You will need that information before you will be sent a new social security card. Whether you fill out an application for a replacement social security card online or at your local social security office, you will need to wait to have a replacement social security card sent to you.

Should You Report That You Have Lost Your Social Security Card?

When you first discover that you no longer hold your card in your wallet or elsewhere, you should call the social security administration and report your lost card while asking for a replacement social security card. Your card is proof of your identity to the federal government. Your social security number is what your taxes, social security retirement and federal identity is based on. If you lose your card or if you think it was stolen, someone might be using your identity.



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