Has your Social Security card been lost or stolen? Well, you've come to the right place to assist you with obtaining a replacement Social Security card. This happens to many people, so do not fret. Make sure that if you are afraid your identity may have been compromised that you report the loss to the police. Once you have taken care of this, it is important to move forward and replace your Social Security card. Be sure to take note of the following steps:
Online application assistance can simplify and streamline the process for many Social Security Administration-related services. You may want to use this service because you are replacing a lost or damaged card, changing your name or address, expecting or had a new child, starting new employment, applying for a bank loan or federal benefits and more. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from ssa.gov, you will receive a comprehensive Easy Guide™ specific to your needs, fast answers to tough questions and prompt service from a friendly staff. You can research Easy Guide™-related content services for free at the SSA official site, or you can choose our independent, value-added service to assist you in the process. Get Started Now.
Some official Social Security card-related services can be handled through traditional postal mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services or visiting a local SSA office in-person. There is detailed information on how to handle this at the official SSA Web site or in our proprietary Easy Guide™. Remember that all documents you mail must be either original or certified copies. The SSA does not accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents.
If your prefer to access Social Security Administration card services in person, or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, Social Security Administration services can be handled at a physical SSA office location. It is recommended you locate and then call your local office to enquire about office hours of operation, services provided on premise and the items you need to bring to successfully complete the service you require. Go to the official SSA Web site to see if an in-person visit is either preferred or required.
If you have misplaced your Social Security card or your Social Security Number has been compromised, you will need to obtain a replacement SSN. Depending on whether you are a child or adult, and whether you are a U.S. citizen, foreign-born U.S. citizen or noncitizen, this Easy Guide will help you determine what documents and forms you need to obtain a replacement Social Security card. The first list will go over the documents required for adults, and the second will list the documents needed for children.
There may be other documents required in each area. All documents are covered in the Easy Guide. There will also be additional information for children, as the above information only covers the documents needed for adults.