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Guard Your Card: Protect What’s Important to You

November 18, 2021 • By

We encourage you not to carry your Social Security card with you every day. The best way to “Guard Your Card” is to keep it in a safe place and share it only when required, which is rare. In fact, in most cases, just knowing the Social Security number should be enough. In 49 states […]

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Replacement or Corrected Social Security Cards during the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 23, 2021 • By

Social Security offices are currently open only for in-person appointments for limited, critical situations, depending upon local office conditions. However, you can continue to apply for a replacement Social Security card online and by mail. Before requesting a replacement card, please remember that you might not need the physical card. Most of the time, simply […]

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Replace Your Social Security Card Online in 43 States and the District of Columbia

June 1, 2020 • By

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added Connecticut, Ohio, and Utah to the growing list of states where you can go online to replace your Social Security card. In many cases, you may not need a replacement card. Most of the time, simply knowing your Social Security number is enough.

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Replace Your Social Security Card Online

May 2, 2019 • By

Need to replace your lost or misplaced Social Security card? If you live in a qualifying state, our online application makes getting a replacement card easier than ever. There’s no need to sit in traffic or visit a local office or Card Center.

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Need to Change Your Name on Your Social Security Card?

October 9, 2018 • By

Are you changing your name? If so, let Social Security know so we can update your information, send you a corrected card, and make sure you get the benefits you’ve earned. To change your name on your card, you must show us documents proving your legal name change and identity. If you are a U.S. […]

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1 Million Social Security Replacement Cards and Counting

April 26, 2018 • By

Your Social Security number is your first and continuous link with Social Security, so losing your card can be frustrating. Luckily, there’s a way to replace your card when you need it, with our online replacement card service. It’s quick, easy, and free! Now, more than one million people have requested a replacement card through […]

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Three Things Every Family Should Do When Expecting a New Baby

July 31, 2017 • By

Your nine-digit Social Security number is your first and continuous link with Social Security. That’s why when you have a baby, one of the first things on your “to do” list, besides picking a name, should be to get your newborn a Social Security number. Then, you can take the time to learn about the […]

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California Drivers Can Now Replace Their Social Security Card Online

April 24, 2017 • By

Replacing your lost or misplaced Social Security card doesn’t have to be a chore. Our online application makes getting a replacement card super easy. No sitting in traffic, a local office, or a Card Center.

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Need a Replacement Social Security Card?

November 23, 2016 • By

You can now apply for a replacement Social Security card online using your personal my Social Security account. If you meet all requirements and live in some states or the District of Columbia, you can start using this service today. Go to www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount for more information.

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A Geo Map of the United States with the District of Columbia and the following states highlighted: Washington, Idaho, Arizona, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Maryland. Text that reads: Putting you in control. You can apply online for a replacement Social Security card in these states and the District of Columbia, with more on the way. Visit www.SocialSecurity.gov/ssnumber to see if you qualify.

100,000 Have Replaced Their Social Security Cards Online

October 13, 2016 • By

Losing an important document, like a Social Security card, can sometimes be a hassle. But it doesn’t have to be. Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey, not just when you’re ready to retire. We’re here in the event that you need disability benefits, survivors benefits, a record of your earnings, and even when […]

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