Need to Change Your Name on Your Social Security Card?

social security card 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. citizen, you also must show us a document proving your U.S. citizenship, if it is not already in our records. You must present original documents or copies certified by the agency that issued them. We can’t accept photocopies or notarized copies.

To prove your legal name change, you must show one of the following documents:

  • Marriage document;
  • Divorce decree;
  • Certificate of naturalization showing a new name; or
  • Court order for a name change.

To prove your identity, you must show an unexpired document showing your name, identifying information, and photograph, such as one of the following:

  • U.S. driver’s license;
  • State-issued non-driver’s identification card; or
  • U.S. passport.

If you don’t have one of those documents available, we may be able to accept your:

  • Employer identification card;
  • School identification card;
  • Health insurance card; or
  • U.S. military identification card.

To prove your U.S. citizenship, you must show one of the following documents:

  • U.S. birth certificate;
  • U.S. Consular Report of Birth Abroad;
  • U.S. passport (unexpired);
  • Certificate of Naturalization; or
  • Certificate of Citizenship.

Whatever your reason for your name change, Social Security is here to help you with the new… you! Fill out the form online and follow the instructions to ensure your Social Security card is delivered in a timely manner. You can also locate your local field office so you can apply for your updated card and show your required documents in person.

For complete instructions, visit our website, which includes information for non-citizens. And remember, if you simply need to replace a lost Social Security card, but don’t need to change your name, you can — in most states — request your replacement card online using your my Social Security account.

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505 thoughts on “Need to Change Your Name on Your Social Security Card?

  1. My name is correct on my SS card but I do not understand why the same name does not appear on my Medicare card. I have always gone by my middle name and now it creates issues with my private insurance which uses my middle name and my Medicare card which has my first name and middle initial

    • Hello, on the document I saw i need both parents ssn. My father and I are not on speaking terms so I doubt he’ll give to me. Is there a way around this?

  2. With the passing of my husband following 64 years of marriage I have found social security if a rip off for the living spouse. Due to my woring at various ties during our life I was drawing on my Social Security as that was
    how I was adise at the time and my hsband drw on his
    but at his passing I still had to draw on mine and they gave me a percentage of his which has left in a low income. I feel I was given a low percentage as he had worked all his life. He started working at s14 and his life ended at age 88. Also, it is unfair that a person can be married several times (10 years to each person) and at his/her retirement they all get a share while those of us are married to one person all our lives we get a nothing accomplishing a good wholesome life.

  3. Good morning, it’s Wed. 7:48 am, NZ time, Yes I am waiting for such a long time to find real people to help me catch, who took my identity stolen my documents, but I am the “ORIGINAL” person who got married at Miami/Fla. since 1981 and I work at Hiahleah Factory but they closed the factory already and I did not get anything. That’s why I got my US Soc. Sec. Card lifetime number and I never change my name, fighting for my right to find out who is using my name there. My ex-husband pass-away already and I have his “Death Cert. He signed for my Naturalization/and he left me his US DD214 documents and US Passport for my son.But I do not know what happened to my US Passport that was approved and he hide it so that I can not go traveling that’s what I know.But I have old documents about Naturalization. I don’t have copy of my Divorce paper but I am registered this year we find at registration system and I have it here. I also have the “Original Cert. of Eligibility for Housing and I never used it yet.OK please let me know if you can cooperate w/me who are using my identity.Right now me and my two son’s stay in NZ Permanently and we are sponsored by the old man partner of my eldest siter Elena Dulay but He also pass-away. Thank you.

  4. ever since I remarried and changed my name I have had trouble getting into my account. Do I need to go to the local SS office to have my account transferred over to my new name? Your guidance is appreciated

  5. Change of Address:
    Marlene Epps-Curry, 8800 NE 82nd St. #171, Kansas City, MO. 64158; (816)883-8588(DOB) 02/09/1939
    (SS#*** – ** – ***)
    0ld address was: 12200 E. 56th Terrace, Kansas City, MO, 64133

  6. I believe this process to be bias and borderline immigration profiling, I received mail delivered to me by the United States mail service and by Social Security since my employment of 30 plus years documents me as a US citizen….this mail has been delivered to my residence, as I approached retirement age, and demonstrates my employment history!! Any barriers to retirement should be an illegal process, my taxes were taking from me through my employment and with each and every employment. As a Native of the United States it saddens me to even receive documentation GENERALIZED mail due to my surname, last or married.

  7. My name has been Jo Ellen Janson for years, When I married Keith Wills, I changed my name to Jo Ellen Janson Wills.

    My name when I was born it was Jo Ellen Janson in 1954. Jo is my first name, Ellen is my middle name, and Janson is my last name.

    I added my husbands name when I was married to my last name.

    At some time Social Security changed my name. I don’t know who did this, I never authorized anyone to combine my first and middle name as my first name. I need someone to look into who and why this was done. I keep arguing with my doctor to correct my name, but they say that you told them that my name was changed. They thought that you cannot accommodate a 2 letter name.

    Jo is my first name and I am really upset over this. I want my record corrected.

    • Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions web page for complete information on how to correct your name on your Social Security number/card. If you need further assistance and need to speak to one of our agents, call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

    • If you legally change your name because of marriage, divorce, court order or any other reason, you must tell Social Security so you can get a corrected card. You cannot apply for a card online.
      There is no charge for a Social Security card. This service is free. Click here for complete instructions!

  8. I NEED TO CHANGE MY MIDDLE INITIAL ON MY CARD TO GET MY REAL LICENSE MY SS CARD SAYS R. BUT MY MIDDLE NAME IS ANN SO I NEED TO CHANGE MY CARD FROM MIDDLE INITIAL R TO A. HOW LONG WILL THAT TAKE I NEED IT BY 2 WEEKS BECAUSE MY LICENSE EXPIRES ON THE 9TH OF NOVEMBER

    • Hello Beverly. For complete instructions on how to correct your name on your Social Security card, please go to Social Security Number and Card. There is no charge for a Social Security card. This service is free. When ready, you can mail or take your completed application with supporting (original) documents to the nearest Social Security office or Card Center in your area.
      Typically, after we receive your application and verify your documents, you should receive your Social Security card by mail within 10 business days.
      We hope this information helps!

      • What a crock!
        When my father passed away this past July, I tried to help my mother get the widows benefits. I took their original marriage. certificate (77 years old ) the SS OFFICE . The lady simply made a copy and said nothing else was needed.
        Now she has a Medicare card and insurance card with a brand new middle initial M her Social Security card, passport, and birth certificate and CA identification show her correct middle initial as D.
        Someone at SS changed her name without any forms or application.
        Don’t you have a, “oops we screwed up, ” link or department?

  9. After hours and hours in smelly waiting rooms, people coughing on me and ignoring the NO Cell Phone signs, local bums using the rooms to keep warm, miles walked, all documents collected, my name was finally changed. Guess what???? It did not flow through to my medicare account. That still has the old name. My God, this is such a horrible experience and it’s still not over. Every time I call it’s minimum 1 1/2 hour wait.

    • If you call Social Security and the wait time is long, I believe a person is given the option to have Social Security call you back when it’s your turn.

  10. Hello,
    I recently got married and need to change my last name on my ss card. I would like to mail in the form and the documents instead of going into the office. What exactly do I need to mail if I’m already an American citizen? I need my passport and driver’s license so I don’t want to mail them in. Would copies work?

    Thanks,

    Kayla

  11. I am a very wounded veteran with a problem. I do not have a social security card with the same numbers on it that i served with. The numbers were changed when I got a new card. I need to access my various accounts and I can’t with the card I have. I have brain injury and don’t know the old numbers.

  12. Same problem regarding my name change. Have received two (2) medicare cards with my old name. Please tell me how to correct this. Medicare office tells me that SOCIAL SECURITY needs to update the change. I received my new SS card with my new name, but the medicare cards reflect old name. There is no one else to contact other than going to a SS office, or calling, yes a 1 1/2 waut. Hence online. HELP to correct this PLEASE.

  13. My Social Security Card misspells my name.
    It lists me as Sammuel E Lovato

    My legal birth name is Elmo Samuel Lovato
    ***-**-4242

  14. I have tried to get my name changed 4 or 5 times in the last 28 years and have always had difficulties of one thing or another. The last time SSA sent a letter which said my new card was in the mail but it never arrived. I’ve just been using my original card but my new name. Now, I’ve tried to update my driver’s license and, of course, the social security numbers don’t match. Will this be a huge hassle or a fairly easy fix when I go to the office to try to clear this up?

    • Hi Sheila. We are sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience and we understand your frustration. Our national toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), has representatives available Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Our phone lines are busiest early in the week and early in the month. You will generally have a shorter wait time if you call after Tuesday, later in the day or later in the month. Or, for further assistance, call or visit your local Social Security office.

      • Vonda VanTil-have you tried calling SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE? Why not try to see how long you’ll wait & experience what we, your clients & employers, as were are the one paying your salaries & benefits, go through!
        It’s beyond my comprehension why you can’t answer your phones quickly & provide accurate response to queries the way various MAJOR COMPANIES WITH WORLDWIDE OFFICES can.

  15. On most websites, it says that in order to change your name after marriage, we must provide “proof of name change” like a marriage certificate. BUT, No where on the marriage application nor marriage certificate did it ever ask me to change my name. Nor did the Judge who performed my ceremony mention it. There was nothing ever filled out saying “I wish to change my name from ____ to ____.” So what does providing the marriage certificate do? Its signed using our current (at that time) legal name and not the assumed future name. So Is it just assumed that by getting married, that’s proof of a legal name change? Through the act of getting married, having a marriage ceremony, and obtaining a marriage certificate I’ll be able to assume a new name and tell these agencies that “I’ve changed my name”?

  16. i am sick and on oxygen and need to come in to change name since i went to a judge and got my maiden name back but my DL expired in sept.2018 and i can’t afford to get a new drivers license and then have to pay again for another dl after changing name can you use my license that expired with my birth certificate,judge;s order, my debit card i use to get my social security and will i be able to see someone soon or stand in line thank you

    • Hello Barbara. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change.
      To change or correct your name in your Social Security card, you will need to provide us with the court order showing the change of name.
      If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records). It is the identity document (also known as your ID) that we will accept if it has expired, however, we still will need to see proof (legal document) of the name change.
      We offer the option to mail your completed application with the original or certified documents to the nearest Social Security office or Card Center in your area.
      To make an appointment and to make a request for special accommodations, you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 and ask one of our agents to assist you. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

  17. If I already got my passport and DL changed with my new married name, do I have to still bring in my marriage license to get a new card?

  18. my name is Christina Rico. I just got my name given back to me by the court and I have the court papers . I have a valid drivers licence and a valid passport with my married name Rico.. I would like to change my social security name back to Maya.. Please let me know what I need to do.

  19. My social security card was issued to me at age 12 and I used my family nickname “Kathy” instead of my name on my birth certificate, drivers license and Passport – Mary Kathleen.
    Do I fill out the Social Security App and bring my license, passport and brith certificate to get this re-issued?

    • Hi, Mary Kay. You cannot apply for a corrected Social Security card online, when changing your name. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). We offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps!

  20. I’m disabled and can’t not get to my Social security office . To change my married name back to my maiden name. So how can do it on line.

  21. My problem is not with the name on my social security card. It is with the name on my Medicare card. My legal name is Imani. That is what appears on my social security card. That is what appears on my Ohio driver’s license. That is the name on ALL of my identification, EXCEPT my Medicare card. The name on that is UNKNOWN IMANI. Medicare blames social security. Social security blames Medicare. Either way, this is not acceptable and I need it changed. You cannot just arbitrarily assign me a first name. My legal name is Imani and ALL of my identification should reflect that. What do I have to do or who do I have to talk to to ensure that this is corrected?

  22. Good afternoon, time now in NZ was 2:52pm Sunday/ Please let me know if you can investigate who found my US Suc Sec. Card and I did not change my name still the same, because I know that is my Lifetime Number when I used to work at Miami/Fla. 1981 up to 1982 If someone found it and change the name pls. have it investigated they are getting all the benefits of it while I am the “ORIGINAL” worker and file that number for my lifetime. Please make it known in news so that everybody must know I loss that number for my lifetime, and can not be change the names and number.Be aware of those who are “FAKING” and long time using My SSEC,CARD. Thank you and Happy New Year to everyone.

  23. My name has NOT CHANGED, however, the State of DE No longer uses a females “Middle Name Initial”, on their Drivers License, but rather to be Federally Compliant the DE Drivers License must use the females “Maiden Name Initial”. So my middle name has NOT CHANGED. My question is, MUST I HAVE MY MIDDLE INITIAL CHANGED on, my SS card & Medicare card?
    I CANNOT SAY MY MIDDLE INITIAL HAS CHANGED, in my life time the Rules have changed, thereby changing what constitutes a females middle initial.

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    • Hi, Stacey. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). We offer the option to mail or bring your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps!

  26. I need to change my name to my married name. I have the marriage certificate but to proof my identity can I make a copy of my driver’s license or my passport?

    • Hi, Marisol. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age).
      We offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps!

  27. I mailed my documents to my local office over 30 days ago and haven’t heard a thing. Who do I follow up with??? Please advise. Thank you

  28. This is the second time I am changing my last name. I am not getting a divorce, the name is just too long and I prefer to drop it completely and replace it with my middle name. Is this the same process, or will this cost a fee?

    • Hi, Tiffany. You can replace your Social Security card for free. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). We offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps!

  29. My lawyer emailed me finalized judgement and divorce decree. How am I supposed to change my name without a true original?

    • Hi, Jilane. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). We offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps!

  30. I applied for a new social security card on December 20,2018. And I still haven’t received my new card. Can someone tell me why?

    • Donna, we apologize for the inconvenience. For security reasons, we do not have access to information about your Social Security card application in this venue. Typically, after we receive the application and verify the documents, you can expect to receive the card in the mail within 10 – 14 business days. Unfortunately, if you have not received the card by then, you need to go back into the office where you filed your application. When you go, take the documents you originally presented as evidence.

  31. I am trying to make an appt online to set up day and time to go to the office to complete an SSI office in New Bedford Ma

    • Hi, Kelly. At this time there is not a way to schedule an appointment online. Generally, with an appointment, you will be helped before our walk-in customers. You can schedule an appointment with your local office by calling us at 1-800-772-1213 between 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you need to call to set up an appointment in the future, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call later in the day. Thanks!

  32. I’m assuming I can not get the process to change my name done until the shut down is over? This is really a problem. I can’t change my name to what it is legally until I change it with you. Debbie Smith Wilcox

    • Hi, Debbie. A. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is not affected by the lapse in appropriations. All services and offices will remain fully operational. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). We offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps!

  33. I am 64 and have had the same ss card since I was a kid.
    On my original and only card there is my “nick middle name”: Rusty instead of my legal middle name of Rustin.

    This was never an issue until I recent applied for a new job. The company was very concerned that my name on my card did not match my legal middle name.

    I’m wanting to have a new card issued to me with my legal name instead of my nick name.

    Please advise,

    • Hi, Eugene. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). We offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps!

  34. I would appreciate help in an address change. I can”t seem to find the appropriate website. Thanking you in
    advance for your kind attention to this matter.

  35. On January p,2019 my wife died. The name on her Social Security card Is E. Janell Henderson. My attempt to change this several years ago were not successful. Though she was bed ridden the clerk told me I had to bring her into the office. Now that she has died I have tried to get the name problem changed so the funeral home can finish their work. I provided her birth certificate, a state of Florida Id. card, her social security card, and her Medicare card to the clerk at the Farmington, New Mexico office. Because Florida does not put an expiration date on the card I am told it cannot be used. I don’t have any other ID with an expiration date.

  36. Hi there,

    My wife and i recently got married and we are attempting to change her name by filling out form SS-5. One of the boxes is for the fathers name and SSN but she does not know who her father is or what his name is. His name is not present on her birth certificate so we are wondering how to proceed with that form so that she can change her name.

    Thanks

    • Hello John-Michael. Congratulations to you and your wife on your nuptials. Depending on the information we already have in our system, your wife may need to make corrections to her record. Your wife will need to complete the form Application for a Social Security Card, and provide us with supporting (original) documents.

      Specifically, we will need to see her birth certificate and other document as proof of her identity. We can accept only certain documents as proof of identity. An acceptable document must be current (not expired) and shows her name, identifying information (date of birth or age) and, preferably, a recent photograph. For example, as proof of identity, Social Security must see your U.S. driver’s license or State-issued non-driver identification card, or your U.S. passport.

      Remember, all documents must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency.
      When ready, you can take or mail your completed application and documents to your local Social Security office or the nearest Social Security Card Center in your area. We hope this helps. Thanks!

  37. How long does it take for computer system to be updated? Do I need to wait extra time before going to the DMV or can all name changes be done in same day?

  38. I need to change my last name on my social security card due to divorce how long after doing this do I need to wait to file my taxes?

  39. I’m trying to enroll in Medicare, but having trouble creating account. It may be that my last married name (I’m now divorced) is on record, but I only have my original SS card, which is my current name. How can I verify which last name is on record?
    Thank you.

  40. I need a new soc. sec. card.
    my card reads: Lise M LaPerle
    RFD#3 West Hill Barre Vt. I married on, October 10Th in 1965.
    My name is now : Lise Marie De Serres
    70 Bridge Street, South Barre VT.

    • Hi, Lise Marie. You cannot apply for a replacement Social Security card online, when changing your name. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). We offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. Just a reminder – please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. We hope this helps!

  41. I was married and got divorced I have not changed my social security card what do I do to get a new social security card. I have been filing my irs taxes with no problem all that is incorrect is my social security card

  42. To change my address at the social security office, all I need to bring is my social security card and senior citizen identification card?

  43. Why do I have to submit a form to Social Security, because someone changed my last name years ago, without my authorization? Social Security shouldn’t have changed my last name without notifying me first. Now someone might have stolen my last name or changed my last nameillegally.

  44. Hello, I was born in Miami, Florida in 1966. However, when I got married in 1994 I changed my last name from maiden to married. I am still happily married but I am also a Spanish citizen (dual citizenship) and I have my maiden name on my Spanish passport, I am going to request adding my maiden name back to my USA passport so that I have both my maiden and married name on it (no hyphenation). Since there is no divorce or legal name change in my case, and my original SS card had my first middle and maiden last name, what documents do I need to bring to my local SS office to request reinstating my maiden name to my SS record so that I can obtain a new card with my first, middle initial, maiden last name and married last name?
    I have my official birth certificate which also has an Apostille from 2011, this birth certificate shows my maiden last name, and I also have my marriage certificate which shows my married last name.
    Any suggestions would be most appreciated – I have already checked the FAQ section you recommend frequently but it does not answer my question. I’d like to be prepared to go to my local SSA office. Thanks in advance 🙂

  45. After hours and hours in smelly waiting rooms, people coughing on me and ignoring the NO Cell Phone signs, local bums using the rooms to keep warm, miles walked, all documents collected, my name was finally changed. Guess what???? It did not flow through to my medicare account. That still has the old name. My God, this is such a horrible experience and it’s still not over. Every time I call it’s minimum 1 1/2 hour wait.
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  46. What forms do i need to change my name after a divorce? can i fill out forms and mail this in to get the name change I need to change my name to Donna Votaw from Donna Crabtree

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  50. All I want to do is update my address. You make that simple task simply impossible. I need a new SS card and I need to begin the process of beginning to receive my SS benefits. But… evidently, that won’t happen because you’ve deliberately designed the system to frustrate me to the point of a stroke.

    • Hi, Kevin. We are sorry to hear about your frustration. If you are not yet receiving benefits you don’t need to change your address with us at this time. Keep in mind that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing the Social Security number is what is important. To see if you’re eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online or to learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card please visit our Social Security Number and Card page. Keep in mind all submitted documents must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency and must (unless otherwise indicated) have been issued within the last two years. We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents. Once you’ve submitted all the needed documents, it can take up to 10 business days from the date we received the application to mail a replacement card. You can also schedule an appointment with your local office by calling us at 1-800-772-1213 between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday to have one of our representatives assist you. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the day. We hope this helps.

  51. I am not sure if I ever requested a new ss card when I got married in 1990. I do have my ss card with my maiden name on it. I don’t know if this is considered a replacement card or a lost card Please let me know which procedure to use.

  52. My mom keeps telling everyone that social security cards and being phased out for “new” Medicaid cards. WHAT IS SHE TALKING ABOUT??

  53. I am having a problem with my name. My original birth certificate has my name as Jo Ellen Janson. Ellen was and is my middle name. When I married I added my last name Now my name is Jo Ellen Janson-Wills. Some how SSA has Jo Ellen as my first name which is constantly causing problems. I asked to have my last name changed when I married but the person who entered the new name into the record combined my first and middle as my first name. I would like to have it corrected. I have requested that this be corrected twice before but never received an answer. How can I get this changed. Thanks, Jo

  54. I need to change my name on my card. However, I was married 42 years ago and never had it changed. Can I go to ANY SS office to do this? There is a SS office in the town I work in but I don’t live in the same county. Also, because it’s been so long what documentation would I need if I decide to mail in my request (other than my marriage certificate of course).

  55. I misplaced my SSC at the VA Hospital in Houston, TX.

    I need to replace my SSC card.

    Tried to open an account but was told that an account could not be opened for that card number.

  56. Can I get a new social security card?

    Bruce R. Joyce
    Bruce Rogers Joyce
    *** – ** – ***

    , GA
    31522
    912 634 4759

    • Hi Bruce. First, realize you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your Social Security number is what is important. However, if you must get a replacement card, you may be able to apply online. If you do not qualify to apply online, then you can apply by mail or visit your local office with required documentation. All documents must be either originals or certified copies. To learn more on how to get a replacement card and see if you can apply online, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page.

      Just a reminder – Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media.

  57. I need a new Medicare card “B” for hospital only coverag. I have not retired yet and I did not get the new card. Thanks.

  58. I have changed my middle name initial since I became US Naturalized citizen. I already went to the SSA office in Panorama City, in April 2018 and notified them of my middle name changed, of which I have also received an updated social security card sent to me. However, I have received my Medicare card this month with the old middle initial/name, not the one when I became a naturalized citizen. How can I update my Medicare card as I’m turning 65 in April? Please advise.

  59. Yes I need to change my address my old address was 904 Russell St Cedartown Ga 30125. Now my new address is 344 West Avenue Apt #405. CEDARTOWN GA 30125 I WOULD SURELY BE GRATEFUL THANK YOU KIMBERLY MOLOCK

  60. Hi I applied for a copy of my SS card and have never received it. It’s been over 2 months ago. Does it take this long?

  61. I just received my Medicare card. I turn 65 this month. They put Pamala R Edwards on my card. My name is Pamala J Edwards. Do I have to go to the social security office to change this , or can I do it on line? Thanks Pam

  62. I have not been able to access my Social Security account. I requested a code to reset my password but after 2 attempts to reset my password, it keeps locking g me out of my account.. HELP please !!

  63. Hi i have tried to register on line, but due to the fact thst i live in Ireland, there is no space to put this country and we donot have a zip code. I wanted to give my address here for further notices or letters. Thamk you
    Martina t. Mulledy

  64. I am getting married and wish to continue using my name for business purposes, credit card, bank account. However I wish to use my husband’s last name for most everythingelse? Do I need to change my Social Security info?

  65. I was inquiring on information for a grown child’ who’s father that has passed away. Are they entitled to collect the $ 255.00 one time payment. The child did not reside with the parent at the time of his passing. If so, what steps are they required to take. Thank you for any an all information on this matter.

  66. i have forgotten my password for my account and have tried to access for the past 4 months. i have entered my address each time and have never received a letter with information to change it . this is ridiculous. you have my email address, home address, my ph num is 813 465 4823. send me a text, send me an email, do something, move into the 21st century, because evidently you can’t lick a stamp.

    • Hi, Patricia. We are sorry to hear about your experience and frustration. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. If you are still unable to access your account or encounter a problem with your personal my Social Security account, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office. Just a reminder – please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. We hope this helps.

  67. I keep getting messages on my cell phone that my SSN has been frozen due to suspicious activity, is this a scam

    • Hi, Susan. Thanks for checking in with us. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can find additional information here. We hope this helps.

  68. Thank you for this information, although, it doesn’t answer my below questions. I assume I’m not the only one that would like additional information.
    I recently mailed in a name change form and included the necessary original documents (passport, etc)
    – When will my original documents be returned to me?
    -How long will it take to receive a new social security card?
    – Is there any way I can follow up with the status of the change?

    Thank you

    • Hi Marty. Thanks for using our blog. After you sign in to your my Social Security account, you can update your email address. After inputting your username and password, you will be at the security code screen. If you receive your security code via email only, then indicate that you cannot access the options listed above and need to reset where you receive security codes. We will then send you a letter with a reset code and instructions.

  69. I requested federal income tax withholding last year with the form provided by the Charleston, SC Social Security office. You have NOT withheld any tax. What can I do to get that done?

  70. i am divorced. was married to husband 29 years. now that he has retired will I be able to receive from his social security?

    • Hello Elizabeth. We currently do not have an online appointment scheduler. However you do not need an appointment to file for benefits or appeal a disability decision. You can file for the following benefits online:
      Retirement;
      Medicare; and
      Disability.

      If you do not want to apply for benefits online, or you need to speak to us for any other reason, you can schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment by:
      •Calling us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; or
      •Contacting your local Social Security office. Thanks!

  71. I was married but didn’t change my name – I was looking for a link that stated I do not need to change anything through SS office Correct?
    You only answer questions for a name change.

    • Hi, Sandra. Thanks for your question and congratulations on your marriage. Changing your name is a personal decision. When you marry, you are free to keep your own name or take your spouse’s name. There is no time limit or requirement for a name change after marriage. However, if you do decide to change your name on your Social Security card, you must complete an application for a corrected Social Security card and show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records). We hope this helps.

  72. My SS card has been gone for years, I cannot recall my name when it was issued. Now, I need one. I’ve married three time. Maiden name Melissa Jane Harman, next name was Moneyhun , next was Pittman and now, Tindal. I am a widow, my husband was Joseph Edward Tindal and
    I plan to keep his name. My ss# *** – ** – ***.

    • Hi, Melissa. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. Generally, you will have a shorter wait if you call later in the day. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  73. I changed my name today to my marriaged lastname but at the office they wouldn’t allow me to change my middle . name to what I wanted at the same time. I was only allowed to shorten my middlename to it’s initial, “E.”
    Can you explain why your middle name can not be changed completely yet your lastname can?

  74. Rachel Elysia Starks Is not her true idenity from her mother Anabelle Inez Trujillio of New Mexico Alberque Rachel E Starks real father has been idtified as Mr.Kennith Elliot of Chino Hills California .The Real Name for Ms.Rachel E Starks will change by Law to Rachel Samatha Elliot. I prefered the truth since i eas kidnapped from Saint Francis Hospital of Lynwood California in 1972.

  75. I Torika Uluiviti,would like a new card for my new name on It. Am not a US citizen I came back to Fiji as a voluntary departure.I have all the documents required.I want to know how will I get them to your office

    • Hi, Torika. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). Keep in mind you may not need to get a replacement card, knowing your Social Security number is what’s important. Generally, you will have to show us proof of your current immigration status. For assistance outside of the U.S., please contact your local Federal Benefits Unit. We hope this helps.

  76. I need to have taxes taken out of my Social Security check and can never get anyone on the phone. Can I do it on line?

  77. I am a law librarian and have a question from a patron. The name on the issued card does not match the documentation provided to the Social Security office. The documentation was a court order. Do they need to resubmit to correct this error?

  78. hi my name is rubens vieux i lost my social security card a week ago i would like to trade this number please help me

    • Hi, Andrew. You do not have to make an appointment to come in to our offices, but with an appointment, you will be helped before our walk-in customers. You can schedule an appointment with your local office by calling us at 1-800-772-1213 between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and a representative will assist you. In most cases, you can handle your business by phone. Thanks!

    • Hi, Elizabeth. Generally, appointments are not needed to apply for Social Security cards. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age).
      We offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps!

  79. All I have to do is take the middle initial out of my SS card to get my new Real ID card since it is not on my birth certificate.

  80. I have been unable to access my social security account on line. Even though I stopped in to a social security office (Oceanside CA), and was given a temporary password. I was still unable to access my account. Perhaps there is a number for technical support. Don’t tell me to call the same number I have called in the past, it’s a waste of the 45 minute hold time. Thank You.

  81. It would be nice to make an appointment online at the local office without being put on hold for 4 or more hours.

  82. Good morning, I have a question. I was in the social security office to make a name change for a new social security card on yesterday. Is there anything I need to do to change my name for my social security benefits, medicare, additional insurance, and prescription insurance I applied for and my disabilty claim that is pending? I’m not sure if changing my name will take care of everything. I have changed my name on my social security card, deed to my home, driver’s license and bank account. I know I will need new cards from you for my medicare, anthem, and prescription insurance.
    Old with new name is in the name block below. Please set an appointment is needed.

    Thank you

  83. I applied for a social security card for my new born son. Unfortunately, his middle name was misspelled on the card. The only proof of identity and citizenship that he has is his birth certificate. Is that enough?

  84. Today I received two recorded message stating this was from the Social Security office and there was legal enforcement action filed against me for fraudulent activity. It stated if I ignore this call, legal proceedings would commence against me. This call came from Boone, CA and the # is 707-901-7761. Can you please confirm to me if this is really coming from your office?
    Thank you,
    Eric W. Bjorklund,
    Cell # 404-840-1425
    .e

  85. I just got my Medicare card. I’m turning 65 next week. I discovered I misspelled my name when I first signed up for a SS card when I was 16. My name is Michael but I misspelled it with Micheal. My accountant says I should get it fixed asap. What should I do?

  86. Dear Social Security Administration, when I naturalized as a U.S. Citizen there was an error in my date of birth. I did not think at the time that it was important but now that I am close to retirement it is very relevant that I correct my date of birth.
    Can you give advice as to how to accomplish the change?
    Sincerely,
    Ricardo

    • Hi, Ricardo. Thank you for your question. You will need to visit the local Social Security office or the nearest Card Center in your area, complete an application and submit evidence of age and evidence of identity to support the change. We’ll need to see a certified copy of your birth certificate to correct your date of birth on our records. Your valid State ID or Driver’s License or your U.S. passport can be used as proof of identification. We hope this helps.

  87. Hi,

    I am changing my last name to my married name. I have two questions:
    Do I need to make an appointment with the Social Security Office in Freeport?

    How long will it take to get my new social security card if I go in person?

    • Hi, Meghan. Thanks for your question. Generally, appointments are not needed to apply for Social Security cards. To learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card please visit our Social Security Number and Card page. Keep in mind all submitted documents must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency and must (unless otherwise indicated) have been issued within the last two years. We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents. Once you’ve submitted all the needed documents, it can take up to 10 business days from the date we received the application to mail a replacement card. We hope this helps.

  88. We are moving to a new location on April 4, 2019. My new address will be 4 Boxwood Court E, Homosassa, Florida 34446. Please send me confirmation that my address has been updated.

  89. My daughter was married recently in the Bahamas and has filed her marriage certificate with the County Courthouse in the County where she lives in Idaho.
    Can she use her marriage certificate from the Bahamas to get her name changed on her social security card?

  90. Wrong social security number used to report wages to SSA on W-2 form. How should this be corrected by the employer? How will SSA correct the employees wage record if a wrong SSN was used to report wages for several years?

  91. How can I have federal tax withheld from my monthly Social Security deposit?
    Mary Melroe
    22752 Dunvilla Drive
    Pelican Rapids, MN 56572
    218-863-5567

  92. The day of my birth is not correct on my Social Security
    Statement.
    It is listed as 4-23-1954
    The correct date is 4-27-1954.
    How can I get it corrected.
    Thank You

  93. Changing my name on my card wasn’t enough – I am still getting Social Security mail and forms addressed to my old name. Is there any way to correct this besides driving an hour to the closest office and waiting in line an hour?

  94. Need to change address for Darlene D Madden to
    963 Golden Aspen Place, Ashland, Oregon 97520
    SS# is *** – ** – ***

    Also for Richard H Madden. My spouse
    963 Golden Aspen Place, Ashland, Oregon 97520
    His SS # is *** – ** – ***

    Thank you

    • Hi, Jose. If you legally change your name because of marriage, divorce, court order or any other reason, you need to tell Social Security so that you can get a corrected card.
      You can show whichever name you would like on your social security card, as long as you have evidence of your legal name change by showing us documentation of your old and new names. We offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local office or visit your local Social Security office. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions to determine which documents you may need. Thanks.

  95. I got a call from a 903-246-4485 out of Texas saying I was about to be prosecuted for fraudulent activity on my SSN number and I better call them. Is this a scam?

  96. I am receiving SS benefits, but when I signed up in Florida, September 2018, I got an email account , tried to change how I was notified, using my email address and not my sisters phone number, took many months to get my benefits, but now I can’t get into my online account, as the code I was given has expired, and trying to get a new one is impossible. How can I set up my account?

  97. Medicare told me that they do NOT have the same address you have for me. My address is still the same for the past 40 years 14120 NE 7th Pl #2 Bellevue WA 98007. Please match with my Medicare file. Thank you! Elliott S. Sher

  98. I have not heard any response to my application for change of my name. It has been over two months.

  99. My boyfriend broke up with me and we have been together for five years. My affection for him never died because he was my first boyfriend. While my friend Bimbo knew about my feelings for my boyfriend she searched for a spell caster who could help me get my ex boyfriend back to me without my knowledge. i never knew but one day she introduced me to him and i got to know him and as time goes on i began to feel the rush of my boyfriend’s presence around me and within 3 days, my boyfriend got back together with me. My testimony about how i got my ex back have gone viral in my school and many of my friends have had a contact with this spell caster. i would post his email here for those looking for someone to help E-mail address is marvelspelltemple@gmail. com i hope this helps you.

  100. Hello,
    I am a Canadian citizen who lived and worked in the USA for many years. I have given up my green card recently now that I reside in Canada. I want to begin my Social Security retirement benefits but need to change my name on my SSN first. Can I do that in Canada electronically or do I need to make an appointment with with a US Consulate or go to US and nearest office?
    Thank you for any help on this matter.

  101. I can’t seem to find my card, do you offer something better than just a cheap cardboard copy? The wear out so quickly in a wallet, and they do not stand up well in a washing machine either.

  102. To whom it may concern;I need to make same changes on my social security card my parents didn’t put Jr. on my card how should I handle this?

  103. My social security card has my whole name on it … is there anyway that my whole name can be on my medicare card? I have a first name that consists of two words and by phone SS agent said they will only use one word and middle initial. I’m almost 65 and still struggling with people who call my by part of my first name. It’s not a lengthy name by any means and putting my name on my medicare card just like it is on my social security card should not be impossible.

  104. I have put into search multiple times with NOTHING coming up even close to what my question is!!!! What is the address I send a request for replacement SS CARD form into?????? I have it ready to go but no address searched an searched and COntact found but states NO FORMS to be sent Please Help

    • Hi, Kimmy. We are sorry to hear about your frustration. First, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing the Social Security number is what is important. To see if you’re eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online or to learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card please visit our Social Security Number and Card page. You mail your completed application with your documents to your local office or visit your local office. Keep in mind all submitted documents must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency and must (unless otherwise indicated) have been issued within the last two years. We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents. Once you’ve submitted all the needed documents, it can take up to 10 business days from the date we received the application to mail a replacement card. We hope this helps.

  105. Hello,
    I was wondering if my name change will be made public record and will be posted on the internet? I have a stalker who I do not want knowing my new information and am seeking to avoid my new information ending up public record on the internet.

    Any information or advice on this topic would be greatly appreciated!

    • Hi there. As a Federal agency, the Privacy Act of 1974 requires us to protect the information we collect from you. We respect your right to privacy and will protect it when you visit our website. We have always treated the privacy of our customers with utmost importance. Check out our Privacy Policy which explains our online information practices. Of course, our policy does not apply to third-party websites or other search engines that may be used prior to accessing Social Security’s site.

  106. Hi, i am a recent victim of equifax/ eqperian data breach & i would like information on how to replace my social security number.

  107. does my drivers licenses or State-issued non-driver’s identification card got to be valid? and can I make a copy of my original birth certificate?

    • Hi Stacie: If you’re asking about proper documentation for a Social Security card, you may be able to apply for your replacement card online. If you do not qualify to apply online, then you can apply by mail or visit your local office with required documentation. All documents must be either originals or certified copies and cannot be expired. To learn more on how to get a replacement card and see if you can apply online, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page. We hope this helps!

  108. I went to the DVM today to fill out paperwork for a Real ID compliant driver’s license. Unfortunately, the name on my birth certificate “Melissa Lynn Unger” is not the same as the one on my social security card “Melissa L Unger”….I was told to go to the nearest SS office and have my name changed on my SS card…What do I need to bring in addition to my birth certificate and current driver’s license (which reads Melissa L. Unger)? I can find no other documents with my full birth name on them aside from a variety of diplomas and old college transcripts.

  109. My SS card only shows my initials followed by my last name ( married ). I would like it to show my first name and my middle name. How do I do this?

    • Hi, Martha. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). You can mail or bring your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps!

  110. After my husband’s death, I went to Social Security office on North Kelley, Oklahoma City, and filed everything related to his death. I was told that I would receive a one time death benefit but it has never come. It took me hours when I went to SSA before and it will be very difficult for me to go again. Will I have to go back in or is there some way internally it could be processed? He passed away January 26, 2019.

    • We are sorry to hear about your loss, Eldeana. Unfortunately, but for your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. Generally, you will have a shorter wait if you call later in the day. You can also contact your local Social Security office. You can ask to speak to a supervisor on your next visit or call. We hope this is resolved soon.

  111. I got my daughter Social Security card in the mail and her name is spelled wrong (4mo.old).
    She dose not have a photo ID (passport). What do I need to bring with me? I do have her birth certificate that has the right name.

  112. For several years I have been receiving spousal benefit payments. In April 2020 I will turn 70 years old and want to switch to my own personal monthly benefit. I cannot find anywhere a table/matrix which will show me what I can expect to receive. Can you send me a table/matrix that will show me my monthly check for each of the next 12 months in case I decide to take my full benefit sooner. Thanks you.

  113. I m having a hard time logging into my Social Securty. I used it to sign up for Medicare and have not used it since
    HELP

  114. I’ve been married 23 years and never changed my name with social security department. Can I change it on line and provide marriage license photo.?

    • Hi, Donna. You cannot apply for a replacement Social Security card online, when changing your name. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). We offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps!

  115. If I download the name change application and give my spouse my drivers license or passport and he provides the marriage license, in other words, all the necessary documents, would it be valid for him to submit my application if I’m not there due to work schedule conflict?

  116. I don’t remember opening up an account, however, I was on hold for over an hour and my phone died, need to ask a couple of questions please help. 954-588-5064 I am moving to Georgia and just stopped working 2 weeks ago because of stress.

    • Hi, Sha’Aniqua. There is no cost for a Social Security card; however, there is a character limit. There are 26 spaces on the first line for your first and middle names and 26 spaces on the second line for the last name and suffix, if any. You can show whichever name you would like on your Social Security card, as long as you have evidence of your legal name change by showing us documentation of your old and new names. By the way, in case you ever have to request a replacement Social Security card (or a name change), we offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office. Use this link to determine which documents you may need. We hope this helps!

  117. HERE IS WHY I WANT TO CHANGE MY NAME FOR BEING HELD FOR RANSOM FROM LONG BEACH PD DETECTIVES TO MORENO VALLEY PD FOR MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF MONEY TO NEVER COME BACK FROM ROBERTO ROBINSON OF THE LOS ANGLES DA’S DIVISIONS I WANT MY REAL NAME BACK I WANT TO SHUT DOWN LONG BEACH PD OF CALIFORNIA I WANT JUSTICES WITH SOMEONE WITH A HEART OF GOLD TO HELP ME WIN MY CASE I RAN FROM A STALKER AND A RAPIER LONG BEACH SUPERIOR COURTHOUSE IS UNFAITHFUL TO GOD

  118. I was trying to logon to my SS page to see if I can get a statement of my 2018 benefits. I got locked out. How do I get my account reinstated?
    Tommy O’Brien
    381040-4198

  119. I still have not recieved my code in the mail to access my Social security account from social security since February& today is April,29.2019
    Karen Leotta

  120. I need to know the phone number of the San Antonio, TX office. Why can’t I get it whene I type San Antonio in the search box?

  121. THANKS FOR NOTHING, AFTER JUMPING THROUGH ALL YOUR HOOPS !!! YOUR CLAIM THAT ANYONE IN GEORGIA CAN OBTAIN A REPLACEMENT SS CARD ONLINE IS NOT TRUE !!! Now I must drive to the local office to obtain a REPLACEMENT SS card !!!

  122. I currently became a US Citizen, What kind of form will I need to update my social security? Can I mail the form?

  123. Hi, what if we live abroad and require a name change? I got married recently and move to Germany, I need to change my last name.

  124. I came in the office on the week of April 15 to get a replacement social security card for my Granddaughter, Khloe Lewis *** – ** – *** my name Tabatha Lewis and as of today it still have not came in the mail.

  125. My brother just recently went to his Social Security office and found out that his father was listed incorrectly. How can I check my file to make sure my correct father is listed as well?

  126. Please tell me how to get a appointment at the Palm Springs SS office????? Yikes this is so silly time consuming. Want a name change for both my ss and medicare. Have all needed docs. thanks Kay

  127. I remarried 2 1/2.years ago. I changed.my namenon my social security card.imediately. it has never been changed.on my Medicare card. Or medicare records. I have called, gone.on line many times. Each time.i am told it has been taken care of. Well it has never been changed. I just.changed.my advantage program and Dr. I was told that it.is still under my maiden name. What doni do to get.this corrected.
    Thank you for your time
    Claudine Gloria Ellis Vail

    • Hi, Carie. Generally, when applying for a replacement Social Security card for a child under the age of 18, we consider the parent(s) or step-parent with custody, as the proper applicant. Remember that knowing her number is what is important. You will rarely need to show her card, but if you need information on how to obtain a replacement Social Security card, visit our Frequently Asked Questions. You will need to present documents proving your identity, your daughter’s identity and citizenship status (if not already established), and evidence of your relationship to, or responsibility for, your child. Also keep in mind the submitted documents must be originals. You can use birth certificates to prove your her age or citizenship. But you cannot use it as proof of identity. We hope this helps.

  128. In late November 2017 I started working at Amazon in the warehouse making less money than the monthly threshold for SSD Benefits and was collecting SSD checks. I started working at CenterLight Health System on October 10, 2018 making $85k annually, which is over the monthly threshold for SSD Benefits and I’m still collecting SSD checks. Can someone please call or email me to rectify my situation? My personal cell number is 516-984-4357. My email address is below. Thank you!

    • Hi, Bryan. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. Generally, you will have a shorter wait if you call later in the day. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  129. I want to set up an automated monthly payment of $30. Also please update my new address: 15 Sharlo Ct. Elk Grove, CA95758

    • Hi, Sean. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific requests. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. Generally, you will have a shorter wait if you call later in the day. You can also contact your local Social Security office. Additionally, if you are receiving Social Security retirement or disability, you can create a personal my Social Security account to change your address online. If you are receiving Supplemental Security Income, you should contact your local office immediately. We hope this helps.

  130. I want my maiden name back. Why must I pay for a court ordered name change simply to use the name I was born with, that is on my birth certificate, that I had when I first applied for my SS card years ago?

  131. It would be nice to be able to go back the the name on the birth certificate without paying the courts to do it!

  132. I’m having trouble logging into my online account. I believe it’s locked as i failed to login as i forgot my password. Would you please reset it for me and let me know when it’s unlocked?

    Thanks

  133. I had a court ordered name change and needed to get my card changed, so I sent in a courthouse certified copy of the change order and my passport along with the proper Form. I later got a call from the SS office, which I missed – I tried numerous times to return the call, and left a message, but no one contacted me again. This week, I received my documents back, addressed with the correct name and a letter stating I would get the card soon. Today I got the card, with the old name, unchanged, uncorrected. Is there someone who will actually call me back who can fix this? Going to an SS office isn’t practical as the nearest one is 40 miles away and they close at 4pm.

    • Hi, Catherine. We are sorry to hear about your experience. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. Generally, you will have a shorter wait if you call later in the day. You can also contact your local Social Security office. You can ask to speak to a supervisor on your next visit or call. We hope this is resolved soon.

  134. Can the initial on my Social Security card be removed without going through the whole name change process? I need to have it removed to match my passport for my Real I.D.

  135. I recently got married, I have changed my name on my drivers licence, I have my marriage licence and I have completed you application for name change, but it does not tell me where to mail it or how much I send with the app.
    Please advise
    Thank you,
    April Gowen
    April Ables

    • Hi, April. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). We offer the option to mail or bring your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps!

  136. my ex died several years ago we were married for 13 yrs I never collected on his ss I would like to return to my maiden name before I die I am nearly 80 yrs young . I was married before this one for 5 yrs when I was a kid so without having to go thru lawyers which on my tiny ss retrement I don’t have extra money how can I get last name back I was born with thank you

    • Hi, Joanne. Thanks for your question. You can show whichever name you would like on your social security card, as long as you have evidence of your legal name change by showing us documentation of your old and new names.

      In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records).

      We offer the option to mail or bring your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

    • Hi, Pamela. Thanks for your comment.You can show whichever name you would like on your social security card, as long as you have evidence of your legal name change by showing us documentation of your old and new names.

      In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records).

      We offer the option to mail or bring your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  137. Does proof of identity such as my license need to have my new name before changing my social security card.

    • Hi, Karissa. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). We offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps!

    • Hi, Surie. To see if you’re eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online or to learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card please visit our Social Security Number and Card page. Keep in mind all submitted documents must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency and must (unless otherwise indicated) have been issued within the last two years. We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents. Once you’ve submitted all the needed documents, it can take up to 10 business days from the date we received the application to mail a replacement card. We hope this helps.

    • Hi, Sandra. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). We offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. Just a reminder – please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. We hope this helps!

  138. All my life I have spelled my first name Leverne, even though my birth certificate is spelled Laverne. My driver’s license is spelled Leverne as are most of my documents, titles to autos and home, bank checks, debit card, tax returns, investments, etc. Recently I lost my Social Security card, which was spelled Leverne. I went to the SS office and applied for a replacement card. However, a relative said I should have it spelled as it is on my birth certificate. So the next day, I went back to SS office and told them I wanted it spelled as it was on my birth certificate, which they did. That evening, I knew I had made a huge mistake, so the next day I went back to the SS office and told them I wanted my name as on my original SS card. They tried, but the system wouldn’t let them. They said I need a really good reason to change it back. Can you help me and suggest what I should do? I’m in my 90’s.
    and don’t get around well. Thank you.

    • Hi. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community to continue to work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. Generally, you will have a shorter wait if you call later in the day. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this is resolved soon.

    • Hi, Frederick. Thanks for your question. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age).
      We offer the option to mail or bring your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps!

  139. Hello, my name is Theresa Prevosto and I cannot log into my account because I do not know my password.
    Could you please email it to me?

  140. I just created my new SSA account.

    While I was reviewing my past and current years of information, I noticed that my first name is spelled incorrectly in your system.

    It is currently displayed as Jeffrey.
    It should be displayed as Jeffery.

    I am unable to request a new copy my SSN card until this is corrected, please?

    Thank you and Best regards.

    • Hi, Jessie. In order to correct or change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). We offer the option to mail or bring your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps!

  141. I would like to correct my name on aocial security card. I do not have a middle name but when I was 5 or 6 I lived with my Grandmother and she somehow got my social security card with Mary as my middle name. So I have lived with it, but would like to correct it now. My birth certificate shows I do not have a middle name. Can I show my birth certificate and have it corrected?

    • Hi, Jennifer. You can show whichever name you would like on your social security card, as long as you have evidence of your legal name change by showing us documentation of your old and new names.

      In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records).

      We offer the option to mail or bring your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office. For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions. Thanks!

  142. I need to change my Social Security Card name due to new regulations for flying. My Drivers License name is Patti Conner Reynolds and my Social Security card is Patti C. Reynolds. What is my next step to correct this.

    • Hi, Patti. You cannot apply for a replacement Social Security card online, when changing your name. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). We offer the option to mail or bring your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps!

    • Hi, Kristine. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age).
      We offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps!

    • Hi, Carolyn. Generally, appointments are not needed to apply for Social Security cards. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). We offer the option to mail or bring your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps!

  143. If my social security card name is different then my birth certificate what one should I change to make the other match ?

  144. I been living under my step fathers last name my whole life. But my birth certificate
    Has my biological fathers name.. My ssi#
    Is under my step name also.

    • Thanks for your question. You can create a my Social Security account to change your address online.

      Just a reminder – please be cautious about posting personal information on social media and communicating personal information via email. Thanks!

  145. If I am a female and I get divorce, am I required to change the name on my social security card back to my madien name?

    • Hi, Carie. Thanks for your question. If you legally change your name because of marriage, divorce, court order or any other reason, you need to tell Social Security so that you can get a corrected card. If you are working, also tell your employer. If you do not tell us when your name changes, it may delay your tax refund and prevent your wages from being posted correctly to your Social Security record, which may lower the amount of your future Social Security benefits.

      By the way, in case you ever have to request a replacement social security card (or a name change), we also offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  146. OK, I have an online My Social Security account. I started an online application for Medicare yesterday and saved the application so that I could come back to it. When I tried to log back in today it asked me to find my “re-entry number” under the “My Benefit Applications” table. However, my SS online account has no “My benefit applications” table. What am I supposed to do?

  147. I tried signing into social security, I do have an account. I don’t get the code sent to me. Yes my number is the same, I have good internet and reception where I am at.

    • Hi, Ashley. Congratulations! You can change your name on your Social Security card for free. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). We offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps!

  148. What happens with the name change – does the number stay the same, or does the individual get a new number?

  149. Do I need to apply in person at a local
    Social Security office in order to hyphenate my last name after being married?

    • Hi Joseph. Thanks for your question. In order to change your last name on your Social Security card after getting married, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records).

      We offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office. Or you can go to your local Social Security office to make the changes when the time comes. Use this link to determine which documents you may need. We hope this helps.

  150. I sent my form and my marriage license to SS office in Ann Arbor, Mi a while ago and was wondering how long it takes to get my new card.

    • Hi, Laurie. Thanks for your question. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. Typically, after we receive your application and verify your documents, you should receive your Social Security card by mail within 10 business days. To follow up on your application for a Social Security replacement card, you may have to return to the office where you filed your application. On your receipt there should be a local telephone number for you to call and speak to someone about the status of your card. If you need the address to your local office, go here. We hope this helps.

  151. I need to change my last name do I need to make an appointment since I need to show passport and marriage license? Nervous to send those documents in the mail.
    thank you Danielle Glassberg

  152. My driver’s license expires 7/20/19. I need to change my SS card to my married name before I can renew my license. I have everything except my birth certificate (current license, marriage certificate). Can i still get my name changed on my SS card? I need to do this tomorrow, otherwise, my ID will expire. Nevada will not even give me an ID card until I update my SS Card.

  153. I just applied for SSI benefits as I just turned 62. I noticed on my ‘record’ that it had my previous name and address, but when I reviewed my application, all was current. Why does my record have old information? What do I need to do to correct it? Can I do this online? Or, is it possible that this current application automatically change my former name and address? Thanks.

  154. I went to the Social Security office in Knoxville several years ago to get my name changed on my card. When I received my new card it was not the name I had requested. My health did not allow me to return to the office so I just forgot about it. Since that time I have had collection agencies call me, been accused of writing bad checks and received mail from doctors I had never seen. All this is because the name, middle initial and last name are very common so I was requesting my maiden name in place of my middle name to alleviate this problem.

  155. I went to the Social Security office in Knoxville several years ago to get my name changed on my card. When I received my new card it was not the name I had requested. My health did not allow me to return to the office so I just forgot about it. Since that time I have had collection agencies call me, been accused of writing bad checks and received mail from doctors I had never seen. All this is because the name, middle initial and last name are very common so I was requesting my maiden name in place of my middle name to alleviate this problem. I would like my name changed to the name I used on this correspondence.

  156. My name on my social security card and driver’s license are different from my birth certificate. When applying for both of these documents in the late 1960’s you weren’t required to put your given name. I used by “nickname” Larry instead of given name Lawrence. in order to get a passport I am required to show these documents which do not march my birth certificate. I would like to correct SS card with correct name in order to get NYS drivers license corrected.

    • Hi, Larry. In order to change or correct your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). We offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps!

  157. Hola mi Nombre es Maria Julia Solano, estoy casada hace 6 anos y nunca lleve el apellido de mi esposo, como hago y que necesito para llevar el apellido de mi esposo . Gracias.

  158. I forgot my password and username. Need to get into my account. I tried to establish a new account, but was not allowed to do so.

  159. I need my account reset user and password cannot log on to my account. also I need a SS Card replacement

    • Hi, Joseph. We are sorry to hear you had difficulty accessing your personal my Social Security account. First, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing the Social Security number is what is important. If you are still unable to access an account or encounter a problem with your personal my Social Security account, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  160. Name change- I have the official court document, is there anything I need to bring, besides the court document and my DL?
    Is there a way, I can sign in on line, if so where?
    Please advise
    Thanks

    • Hi, Jeri. You cannot apply for a replacement Social Security card online, when changing your name. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). We offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps!

  161. Name on Social Security card is backward. Last name is first, first name is last. It reads Rector Richard S.

  162. I have recently reverted to my maiden name (legally). I am currently living in Australia. Do I have to travel to Sydney to present my original U.S. passport and documents?

    • Hi, Audrey. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). Since you are living outside of the U.S. you can contact your local Federal Benefits Unit for any assistance related to Social Security benefits. Also, our Office of International Operations home page provides more information to assist our customers living abroad. We hope this helps.

  163. MY SS CARD has my name with my middle name initial as follows:
    LINDA S. GLEASON
    My driver’s license has my name with my maiden name:
    LINDA GREGORY GLEASON
    My SS card is quite old and my questions is –
    should a new card have my maiden name as the middle or my real middle name as my middle name:
    My PASSPORT has my name with my maiden name as follows:
    LINDA GREGORY GLEASON
    I desire A NEW SS card but need to know how my name should be legally and for all purposes.
    Thank you,
    Linda Gleason
    DOB: 3-17-1952
    SS# *** – ** – ***

  164. How can I make an appointment to get a replacement social security card in my local Riverhead, NY office? I was told that I cannot do it on line when I tried to go that route.

  165. I am trying to obtain proof of by grandmother’s name change 1934 or 1935 when she married my grandfather. Since we cannot locate her marriage license on county records, I am assuming there may be information that SS has that could help. Both have been deceased a long time. Please advise

  166. I have misplaced my ssc years ago. I also never had my married name put on it How do I proceed for a new card with my married name and addres on it? I tried filling the form out with my maiden name and it wont take it s then tried my married name but it kicked me off for 24 hours

  167. I live and work in two different states. Would I need to use a social security office in my home state, or could I use one in the state which I work to do a name change after a divorce?

  168. After my husband died in 1988 I resumed the use of my maiden name. I have my birth certificate, marriage certificate, and husband’s death certificate. I also have a valid current US passport in my maiden name, a valid current drivers license in my maiden name, federal and state tax returns for the last several years filed under my maiden name. I was fingerprinted for a New York State job under my maiden name. I also have a Social Security card with my maiden name on it. It is ridiculous that I must get a court order for over $400 in order for Social security to recognize my maiden name as legal. Can you help me? Thank you.

  169. My name’s Rosemary Wisniewski my daughter’s last name is misspelled by 1 letter and social security made the error now she has license that have expired wonts to get them renewed but can’t cause she needs a social security card can’t get social security card with out valid license so what does she do help

  170. I have left a prior job in May 2019 where I have reached the maximum income for SS withholding. I have just started another job in July. How do I prevent SS withholding for the remainder of the calendar year?

  171. Emily Elizabeth Tripoli, please send me my social security card. 30323 PO BOX PHOENIX,AZ85046.Thank you.
    Emily E.Tripoli.

  172. I am looking to change my name. I got married in the Bahamas. I applied for the marriage license and the marriage certificate is from the Bahamas. Is this ok to bring?

    • Hi Alana. Thanks for your question and congratulations on your marriage! To change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records).

      We offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office. You can find out which documents you may need here. Or you can go to your local Social Security office to make the changes.

  173. Hello!
    I do not need to change my name. I just need to include my maiden name. I have been divorced wince for 40 years plus. I did have a Social Security Card with my maiden name in it. I do not know why it was dropped. I need it corrected back to that. So from just Angela ONeill, it should be Angela V. Eleazar (ONeill).
    This how I write it now everywhere and everytime.
    Thank you.

  174. Dear representative,

    I must change my social security number and my name.

    I have been identity theft and I need to hire a lawyer to do this for me,
    Please if you or you know of an expert attorney to do this please advise.
    Regards.

    • Hi, Batta. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). To see the list of acceptable documents, please visit here. We hope this helps.

  175. I need to change the middle initial on my social security card and my Medicare card. Recently I applied for a new federal drivers license and found that the Middle name did not agree with my middle name that I have used for 82 years. My birth cert. has Eleanor on it and I have used Mary all my life,as my late mother had told me. I need help on how to change this. Please respond

  176. I have ben married a few times since my card has been changed. I am getting married again soon. I haven’t changed the name on my card since 1976. I can access the marriage and divorce papers online through the Oklahoma court system but one marriage was done in Arkansas and I don’t have access to any of the original papers. How do I get this solved so I can get my new SS card with my new name? Ive never had a problem with my tax returns I just put both names. Until a few years ago, it took me longer because the names did not match. I should have done it then but just didn’t. I really want to resolve this and have my card with my real name on it. I can print off the documentsand bring them all in to the office with me except for the marriage license in Arkansas.

    • Hi, Sherri. Thanks for your question and congratulations on your upcoming marriage! You can show whichever name you would like on your Social Security card, as long as you have evidence of your legal name change by showing us documentation of your old and new names.

      In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records).

      We offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office. Or you can go to your local office to make the changes when the time comes. We hope this helps.

  177. I am an adult and recently got married. I am trying to change my name with SSA. The SSA form asks for my parents’ social security numbers. The instructions state that including this information is required “[i]f you are applying for an original Social Security card for a child under 18.” Are the parents’ social security numbers required if I am an adult?

    • Hi KL. The Social Security number requirement for the parents is only applicable if the person is applying for the Social Security card for the very first time. In your case, you are requesting a name change, therefore, you need to write your parents’ names but do not need to know or write your parents’ Social Security numbers on the application. You can find what documents you need to present with your application here. We hope this helps.

  178. I got married and have to change my name, tried to make an appointment and ask what all was necessary to bring when I got all the way up there. So I would have everything necessary with me. Great difficulty getting through to a representative.

    • Hi Janet. Thanks for your question and congratulations on your marriage! In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired), and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). We offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps.

  179. Hi, I am trying to change my last name on my social security card back to my born name. Currently I work in the Child Protection Unit in the County of Orange. I was divorced back in 1988. I can no longer obtain my divorce documents. My license has my Barnes name and my birth certificate. I do not know how I can do this with your office. Can someone please help me with this. I am trying to obtain my passport and this has stopped me in my tracks. I appreciate all your help in this matter.

  180. Ok I went to get my birth certificate and was not able to because my first name was different by one letter on my social Security card. Now will I have to change my social security card wit the correct spelling on my first name as my birth certificate and do this mean I will have to get a new social Security number?

  181. Hello, Why can you except a Washington State Drivers license, (that anyone can get and won’t get you on a plane in a couple months because its not recognized) and you WON’T recognize a Global Entry Federal I.D. card that you can’t get get without a valid Passport, Fingerprints, facial recognition video and a Federal background check?
    Just a thought…. maybe you need to update your process.

    Thanks,

  182. I have a Court order change of name, already have my new drivers license, need to get my ss card. Do I have to have my new ss card before I fill out new tax forms for payroll?

    • Hi Lori. Thanks for your question. Yes, you should change your name with us (Social Security) before you fill out the new tax form for payroll. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records). We offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office. Here you can find what documents you may need to make the name change. Or you can go to your local Social Security office to make the changes when the time comes. We hope this helps.

  183. Can I get a chance new SS card for my 6 month daughter since her name has been changed on her birth certificate online?

    • Hi, Nasrrudiyn. Thanks for your question. In order to change your child’s name on her Social Security card, you will need to present documents proving your identity, your daughter’s identity and citizenship status (if not already established), and evidence of your relationship to, or responsibility for your child. Also keep in mind the submitted documents must be originals. You can use birth certificates to prove your child’s age or citizenship but you cannot use it as proof of identity. See Learn What Documents You Need for more information. Under the heading, “Type of Card,” select “Corrected” for a list of the documents you need.

      We offer the option to mail and bring the completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  184. Hello, My name is William Ronald Thomas. My social security number was applied for by my mother years ago, (DOB: 2/14/43) in the name of Ronny Thomas. This is my nickname. How do I apply for a correction? My name on my Birth Certificate, Drivers License & Passport are William Ronald Thomas. Is this enough documentation to request the change.

  185. I need new driver license and my social security card has old name of
    Irene W Carlson. John S. Danks and I were married 1/1/2011. I was able to get my passport with Irene Danks on it. Please send new card with corrected name of Irene Danks.
    Same address:
    2550 Woodhill Way
    Pocatello, ID 83201

    • Hi, Daphne. Legally changing your name does not affect your benefits. If you marry, your benefits could be affected. If you receive retirement or Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, your marriage will not affect your benefit. If you are receiving SSI, widow or widower’s benefits, your marriage may affect your benefit. To learn more about how marriage affects benefits, visit our Frequently Asked Questions. Thanks!

  186. I have hospital coverage from my spouses insurance plan…I was grandfathered in…I would like to know if I could cancel Part B of the medicare plan?

    • Hi, John. Thanks for your question. If your spouse is still working and you are covered under a group health plan based on that employment, you don’t need Medicare Part B until she stops working or drops your health care coverage. However, she should speak to her personnel office, health benefits advisor, or health plan to see what’s best for you. To read more about whether you need Medicare Part B, click here.

      If you wish to terminate your enrollment in Part B, a signed request for termination and a personal interview is required. You will have to go to your local Social Security office. We Hope this helps.

    • Hi Myrna. If you are not yet receiving benefits, you don’t need to change your address with us at this time. If you do receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you can change your address using your personal my Social Security account. You may also update your address with us by calling our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). Representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7:00a.m. and 7:00p.m. Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. Lastly, you may also update your address by visiting your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  187. My legal birth name on birth certificate is Caroline but I have always used Carrie. My social security card is Carrie Kleinschmit even though legally my birth certificate is Caroline. Do I need to change my name on card before I retire to draw my social security ?

    • Hi, Courtney. Thanks for your questions. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your “old” name (as shown in our records) and another document showing your “new” name. To learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.

  188. If I changed my name due to marriage, then I get divorced and change my name back to my maiden name, can I get a new SSN card or do I have to use my original card with my maiden name prior to marriage?

    • Thanks for your question, Patti. First, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing the Social Security number is what is important. Should you lose, misplace, or destroy your original card, you can request a corrected Social Security card. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your “old” name (as shown in our records) and another document showing your “new” name. To learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.

  189. Hi,
    I am changing my name due to marriage and the form request my Parents SSN#. I do not have that and they are both deceased, what do I put there?

  190. I change my last name to my husband last name. I’m about to Join the military and would like to add my fathers last name (Santana-Claudio, like this). Is there a way I can do that?

    • Hi, Dalila. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your “old” name (as shown in our records) and another document showing your “new” name. To learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.

  191. I did not have a court order but was able to change my birth name at the SSA field office in the state that I was residing in. This was done with a form which the SSA personnel provided for me and also by my presenting them with my original issued Social Security Card and copy of my birth certificate.

  192. My Child’s name on SSN card is a direct translation of pronounce of a Chinese character and is really hard for his teacher and schoolmate to pronounce and remember.
    That name was registered on his birth certificate when he was born in hospital in China.
    Can I change his name to a common English name to make his future life easier?

    Thanks so much in advance for your advice.
    Tai Chao

    • Hi, Tai. In order to change your child’s name on his Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves his legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify him in our records, you must show us an identity document in his “old” name (as shown in our records) and another document showing his “new” name. To learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a corrected card for your son, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.

    • Hi, Wendy. Generally, appointments are not needed to apply for Social Security cards. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your “old” name (as shown in our records) and another document showing your “new” name. To learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.

  193. When my son was born, his father was not present. Long story. So on his original birth certificate his father is not listed. Since then we have updated his birth certificate, so that his father’s name is on it. We never updated his SS to change his name. Since then his father passed away. My son’s birth certificate and SS card do not match. Is there anyway that I can update his SS card to match his birth certificate? Do I just follow the steps listed above?

  194. I recently married and had my name changed on my social security and received my new card in the mail. I called Medicare and they said my name change was never updated in the system and that is something Social Security needs to do. Please update the system so I can get my name changed on my Medicare . Thank You.

  195. My doctor is with Carolina Health Specialists. They are charging for missed lab appointments. I looked it up and found that it is illegal to charge Medicare Patients for missed appointments. Is that the case? If it is the case to whom do I report his Medical Group for making these charges.

  196. Been a new Social Security Card .
    My birth name was Carol Ann Thompson and my married name is Carol Ann Lutz .
    My new address is 1985 Chapman Street pittsburgh 15215.
    My phone no. Is 5706602435.

  197. Been a new Social Security Card .
    My birth name was Carol Ann Thompson and my married name is Carol Ann Lutz .
    My new address is 1985 Chapman Street pittsburgh 15215.
    My phone no. Is 5706602435.

    My email biti246@gmail.com

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