Need a Replacement Social Security Card?

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

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        • We the working class will most likely never see any benefit from the money taken from our pay each week.

          I would also like to opt out!

          • Thanks for using our blog, Anthony. If you are referring to opting out of Medicare Part B, you are in luck. If you wish to terminate your enrollment, a signed request for termination and a personal interview are required. Pleas contact your local Social Security office for further instructions. Your coverage will end the first day of the month after Social Security gets your request. We hope this helps.

        • If I didn’t have my SS I wouldn’t be able to live. Who’s going to support you in your old age or if you get injured and can’t work like me.

    • Thank you for your question Alex. People generally cannot voluntarily withdraw or stop participating in the Social Security program. Unless specifically exempt by law, everyone working in the United States must pay Social Security taxes on earnings from covered employment. The law makes an exemption only in very limited circumstances for members of certain religious groups.

      • So very true. I thank God everyday for Social Security. When my husband was killed in 1974 it was a blessing and helped me support my child.

    • yes , who do you represent? the Koch bros. or ALEC , or Ryan ,etc. ? just asking because real people know the value that SSA is cannot be replaced ! period!

      • I represent myself, a hardworking American immigrant. And I want a choice the one used to called freedom of choice not a replacement a simple choice.

          • Not really! You go outside USA, you lose your Healthcare benefits, SSI, Food allowance, etc. except your SSA. Not good SSA Policy!

          • Our blog — Social Security Matters — gives readers information about a variety of topics, including our programs, online services, current events, and human-interest stories, usually in greater detail than typically shared on our other social media platforms. Our blog encourages discussion and offers important retirement and disability-related solutions.
            While we welcome general participation from all of our followers, we ask all participants to please be considerate and polite to others when posting comments. Thank you for your support and for using our blog.

      • Hi Daniel. Generally, if you continue to work while receiving retirement (or survivors) benefits, your monthly benefit amount could increase. Each year, we review the records for all working Social Security recipients to see if additional earnings may increase monthly benefits. If an increase is due, a new monthly benefit amount is established on your record automatically. We will send you a letter telling you of your new benefit amount. We hope this information helps.

          • Hi Crystal. The length of time it takes to receive a decision after a hearing varies. We care about our customers and are working as fast as we can. For security reasons, we do not have access to information about your account in this venue. In your situation, we encourage you to contact your local office or call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) and speak to one of our representatives. Representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7:00a.m. and 7:00p.m. Thanks!

    • Hi Richard. Each year, we review the records for all working Social Security recipients to see if additional earnings may increase their monthly benefits. If your earnings for the prior year are higher than one of the years we used to compute your retirement benefit, we will recalculate your benefit amount. If an increase is due, a new monthly benefit amount is established on your record automatically.

  1. I am working two jobs to make ends meet. However my doctors are saying that I need to retire. My duties are getting harder for me to perform and more difficult to function with the medicine. But How would I live if I quick my job to apply until the application was complete? What are the rules? Are there any exceptions?

    • The earliest age you can apply for reduced Retirement Benefits is 62. In the other hand, Disability Benefits are paid to people who are unable to work because of a medical condition that is expected to last one year or more or to result in death. A person may still be eligible for disability benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program if they work. However, their earnings cannot exceed a certain amount. This is called the Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) limit. If eligible, you could consider applying for retirement benefits and also apply for disability benefits before you reach your full retirement age. You can start receiving your retirement benefits while we consider your application for disability benefits and wait for a medical decision. For more information visit our “Frequently Asked Questions” web page on disability. Please call us at 1-800-772-1213 between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday or contact your local Social Security office for further assistance. We hope this information helps.

  2. I read that Social Security is the most efficient government program ever. Why does Paul Ryan want to gut it? What is he allowed to make millions of Americans fear they’ll lose their SS and Medicare? Why do Republicans go after low income people so viciously?

  3. I have a question on regards to what benefits cover a legal Alien as compare to a born Citizen. Maybe you can tell me where I can find the answer. thank you.

    • Thank you for your question Mario. Social Security benefits are payable to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents in the same way. However, there are many factors that could determine your eligibility. Current law requires that an individual earns 40 credits to qualify for Social Security retirement benefits. Work Credits are the “building blocks” we use to find out whether an individual has the minimum amount of covered work to qualify for each type of Social Security benefits. We hope this information helps!

  4. I have looked everywhere for a link to replace a SS card after I have logged in. The site runs me around in circles and I find no link to do this online. Yes I live in a state that can apply online.

    • Thanks for the feedback James. We checked; the my Social Security application and links to the site used to apply online for a replacement Social Security card, appear to be up and running. Please try again.

    • Please let me know whether I can get replacement social security card in person as I have been staying in a hotel and still waiting for a job to reestablish my residence.

      • Yes, you can apply for a replacement Social Security card in person. Typically, you should receive your replacement Social Security card by mail within 10 business days, after we process your application.
        To locate the nearest office or card center, click here. To learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card Please visit our “New or Replacement Social Security Number and Card” web page. Thanks.

  5. Well I have missed the boat somewhere! Please direct me to the link. My understanding if you live in one of the states listed you can apply online for replacement. I just don’t see where?

  6. How do I go about replacing my lost social security card by getting it mailed to me asap through mail when I have no car or nothing to get there

    • Hi Ashley. First, realize that 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 need a replacement card, we do offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office. 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 “New or Replacement Social Security Number and Card” web page. We hope this helps!

    • Hi Aston, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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). Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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 “New or Replacement Social Security Number and Card” web page. We hope this helps!

  7. Hello, your site is SO frustrating – I qualify to request a replacement card online, but the site keeps taking me around in circles and making me log in over and over without taking me to where I can order the card. Help??

    • Hi Mary. We experienced a brief period of interruption with the “my Social Security account” earlier today. Services have been restored and processing normally at this time. If you continue to have difficulties, please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. After you hear “Briefly tell me why you are calling,” say “Help Desk” and ask one of our representatives to assist you. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for bringing this to our attention.

    • Hi Charles, you can use a birth certificate as proof of age or citizenship. Usually, we use it when we first establish your Social Security record. To get a replacement Social Security card you will need to present documents proving your identity. Please visit our “New or Replacement Social Security Number and Card” web page for more information. Thanks!

    • No unfortunately you can’t get a new SSI card with your birth certificate. I was just at the SSI office getting a new SSI card. I had to bring my drivers license with me. But then they wouldn’t let me use my drivers license because it was expired. But if you have a recent drivers license your good. I had to have something current with my name and birthdate on it. The woman told me to go to my dr office and get something current with my name and birthdate on it and get it signed or stamped. I did. And it worked out fine.

  8. Hello my name’s les Anthony Golladay someone broke into my car and stole my wallet with my SS card in it. Now when I try to get a replacement card it says I have a loan with some bank that I never did and it wouldn’t let me get s replacement SS card

  9. Hi I just went to my SSI office for a replacement SSI card. Got a new job they said at the SSI office would be in the mail In about 14 days usually sooner. Does anybody know how long it actually takes to receive it? Does it actually take 7-10 days ?

  10. How do I get a new SS card.? I laminated my card years ago which i guess is a no no, did`t know this. Any way my drivers licences today and they refused to use it has form of ID because, it was laminated, and was told i had to get a replacement card. So please tell me how and what i need to do to replace my card.

    • Hi Donna, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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 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 “New or Replacement Social Security Number and Card” web page. We hope this helps!

    • Hi Sherri, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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 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 “New or Replacement Social Security Number and Card” web page. We hope this helps!

    • Hi Marie, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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 “New or Replacement Social Security Number and Card” web page. We hope this helps!

    • Hi Debra, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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 “New or Replacement Social Security Number and Card” web page. We hope this helps!

  11. I’ve lost my social security card a while back I don’t memorize my social security numbers by hard now living over seas with my parents in Thailand what could I do

    • Hi Darla, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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 “New or Replacement Social Security Number and Card” web page. We hope this helps!

  12. I was told that I don’t need to pay for a replacement card, why did you charge me $38? I hope I don’t see a charge on my Visa statement.

      • RESPONSE TO SOMEONE ELSE WHO WAS CHARGED FOR SS REPLACEMENT CARD — Hi Marsha, you can get an original Social Security card or a replacement card if yours is lost or stolen. There is no charge for a Social Security card. To learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page.
        Remember, this service is free. You can report anyone attempting to charge you for getting a number or card, by calling our Office of the Inspector General hotline at 1-800-269-0271. Thanks!

  13. my old card was stolen I just need a new replacement SS card. I also want a copy of my birth certificate. I am retired on SS disability. Just help and make this easy not a major ordeal. thanks

    • Hi William. 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 replacement card, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page. We hope this helps!

  14. We live in Palm Coast Fla. and my wife lost her purse with her SS card in it along with other documents . Can she apply for a replacement card online? My e-mail address is : condiwalt@hotmail.com my cell # is 3866276626. Thank You Walter Condi.

    • Thank you for your question, Walter. To see if your wife is eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online or to learn more on the process and what documents she will need to get a card, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page. We hope this helps!

  15. My husband lost his social security card but he is out of the country and he don’t know his ss number either.. so my question is if I can go to the social security building and get a replacement card for him?? Or what can I do??

    • Hi Thomas, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your Social Security number is what is important.
      To learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page.
      When ready, you can take or mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. Thanks!

    • Hi Kelly, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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 & Card” web page. We hope this helps!

    • We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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” web page. We hope this helps!

  16. I would like to request a social security benefit letter be mailed to me monthly beginning in March 2018; How do I request this.

  17. I need a replacement Social Security Card . Mine is lost somewhere amongst files in home. Cannot find it.

    • Hi Bonny, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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” web page. We hope this helps!

  18. I Marsha Jane quesnel filled out all SS Questions on line..Even paid w/my debit card over $34.00 plus..I live in Spartanburg SC ..Haven’t heard anything from your office! Last two numbers are 1298.I simply needed a New card from Rivers (maiden name) to last name Quesnel…please Respond. Marsha J Quesnel by e mail phone number 864 621 4674. Email mjquesnel@att.net

    • Hi Marsha, you can get an original Social Security card or a replacement card if yours is lost or stolen. There is no charge for a Social Security card. To learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page.
      Remember, this service is free. You can report anyone attempting to charge you for getting a number or card, by calling our Office of the Inspector General hotline at 1-800-269-0271. Thanks!

  19. Where can I go to get a replacement copy of my social security card. I live in southern California Woodland hills

  20. Good Morning
    I am in need of a Social Security Card and Birth Certificate. May I do either of these or both on this site? I live in Tampa FL

  21. I entered my name, etc. to open an account and I was told to enter a valid first name. I entered my name exactly as is shown on my social card. So, what do I do now?

  22. I keep trying to set up an account so I can get a replacement social security card, but it keeps saying error with my name. My name is Donald LP Schroeder on my card, but it will only let me enter one letter for middle name, that is why I think it keeps rejecting it. What do I do?

  23. i went in a social security office in August 10th 2017 and still haven’t received my new card. What do i do?

    • Hello Annmarie. Typically, after we receive your application and verify your documents, you should receive your replacement Social Security card by mail within 10 business days. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot provide an explanation at this time.
      At this point, you will have to apply again. 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” web page.
      In April we celebrate “National Social Security Month”, see what you can do online at http://www.SocialSecurity.gov. Thanks!

    • Hi Edwin, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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” web page. We hope this helps!

    • Hi Justin, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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” web page. We hope this helps!

  24. I need a social security replacement card I lost my name several years ago and they told me at the driver’s license place that I would definitely need one this was new to me so I am going up in a rush to get it by the 22nd of April

    • Hi Terry, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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” web page. We hope this helps!

  25. I live in Indiana and need a replacement SS card for mine has been misplaced. I’ve had it for 54 years…how could I do that? Can you tell me how to get a new one?

  26. I need a replacement card, I live in Tennessee. Please can you email me the best way to go about getting a new card.

    • Hi Shawn, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your Social Security number is what is important.
      To learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page. We hope this helps!

  27. My husband lost his soc sec cards years ago. He is 84 and drawing his stuff.if he should die would I need his soc sec card?

    • Hello Sylvia, in most cases we rarely need to show our Social Security card. Knowing our Social Security number is what is important.
      However, your husband can request a replacement Social Security card. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. 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).
      Your husband may be eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online. We -also- offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or the nearest Card Center in your area.
      To learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page. We hope this information helps!

    • Hello Walter, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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” web page. We hope this helps!

    • Hello Wendell, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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” web page.
      We hope this information helps!

  28. Years ago I became a legal citizen and will be retiring soon, I understand I will need a new social security card, is this correct and what do I need to do please?
    Thank you.

  29. I am unable to request for a relacement social security card it blocks me out and states I need to redo it again in 24 hours I have been trying to get a replacement card since the 20th of April 2018

  30. Is there a schedule for more states to be added to the online SSN replacement application? It is very inconvinient and usually expensive to drive and park in a big city just to prove you’ve lived here since birth, possess a passport and state driver’s license to get a replacement SS Card. I am a MN resident, U.S. Marine Corps Vet and a born and raised US Citizen.

    • Hi Kathleen, you will need to apply for a replacement Social Security card. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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 to see what documents you will need to get a card, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page.
      We offer the option to mail your completed application with the original documents or certified copies to your local Social Security office or the nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps!

  31. I was wondering if i could fax the application over with the copy of birth certificate for my client that i am working with or do i need to send all through mail

    • Hi Mary, if you’re referring to an application for a Social Security card, any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show the person’s name, and other identifying information (their date of birth or age). We offer the option to mail the completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or the nearest Card Center in your area. To learn more on the process and to see what documents you will need to get a card, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page. Thanks!

    • Thank you for reaching out to us, Shelly. We’re sorry to hear about your stolen Social Security card. You rarely need to show your Social Security card, knowing your number is what’s important. However, if you must get a replacement card, learn more on how to do this at http://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/. If you are concerned that someone could misuse your Social Security number, and would like to learn more about “Identity Theft And Your Social Security Number” check out our publication at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/EN-05-10064.pdf. We hope this is helpful.

    • Hi Peter, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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” web page. We hope this helps!

  32. My Number. *** – ** – *** last was on old paper card. Maybe lost in Washing machine/ dryer? Was on old expired blue WI. medical assistance card. LOST! But newer white card doesn’t PETE

  33. My wallet was stolen from me, and I was so used to having all my cards in one place, I am lost now. I do not have my card, I think I can guess what it might be, but I don’t want to take the chance of being wrong.It ,along with my drivers license, insurance cards are gone with the pictures of my children and grandchildren. I do not want help for something devious, I am infuriated that my wallet and all it’s contents are gone. Is it possible to get a duplicate ?

    • Hello Annie, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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” web page. We hope this helps!

  34. I was advised by ssa to request a replacement social security card by mail. They cannot access Louisiana records so I cannot do this on line. I need an address in which to make my request. Thank You

  35. I recently applied for my ss benefits . I was very impressed with the courtesy of your employee.As a former self employed owner i wanted to thank you.

    • Thank you for your comment, Kevin! We’re pleased we can help. We will continue our efforts to meet your requirements and expectations in the years to come. Happy Retirement!

    • Hello Samuel. Generally, prison and parole documents are not acceptable as evidence of identity, unless received directly from the institution (detention center) participating on a formal memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
      Under the terms of a signed MOU, we may process properly completed (SS-5) applications from certain prison inmates when accompanied by a certification statement from an authorized prison official as evidence of the inmate’s identity. We recommend you check with the institution’s counselors for more details on this topic.
      To learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a replacement Social Security card, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page. We hope this information helps!

    • Hi Jacob, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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” web page. We hope this helps!

  36. I have an image of my social security card but I have lost the hard copy of it. Is there any way to make a new ss card of the same old ssn Number?

    • Hi Ranish, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Your Social Security number does not change when you request a replacement Social Security card.
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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” web page. We hope this helps!

  37. Grayce Lillian Reckner has not received her new card. Dob 1-26-29. Should she worry about it? I am her daughter

  38. My state id is expired i have not worked in 4 years i have a birth certificate and utility bills , how can i get a ss card? it seems im in no mans land can get id without SS and cant get SS because everything is expired must be something i can do….

    • Hello Joseph. Generally, your birth certificate is used as proof of birth and citizenship. We use it to establish your Social Security record.
      We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as school identification card, health insurance card, or a recent medical record.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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” web page. We hope this information helps!

  39. I applied on line for a social security replacement card on or around 5/7/2018.
    I still have not received it or any information on the status. I’m having difficulty trying to follow up the status. It’s been almost one month and I’m concerned.

  40. It would be really helpful if you provided an address that was easily found that tells us where we send the replacement card application. It is not on the form or easily found on the website. My mom is 80 years old and couldn’t find it and I had a hard time as well. Thanks!

  41. Hi There,

    I am trying to apply for a replacement Social Security Card for my minor daughter. Is this possible online if she is under the age of 18?

  42. I have just realized that my social security card and that of my deceased husband, is missing. How do I replace mine and is it possible that someone could be using it?

    • Hi Anna, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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” web page.
      To see what you should do if you think someone is using your Social Security number, see our Frequently Asked Questions web page.
      We hope this information helps!

    • 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” web page. Thanks!

    • Hi Mildred, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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” web page. We hope this helps!

  43. i have recently gotten divorced and cannot seem to find the site where i can request a new card with my maiden name back on it and my newly divorced name off of the card, please advise

    • Hello Sheila, you will need to submit an application with your child’s proof of identity to replace his or her Social Security card. We prefer to see the child’s U.S. passport. If that document is not available, we may accept other document showing your child’s name with identifying information (i.e., age, or date of birth). We generally can accept a non-photo identity document if it has enough information to identify the child (such as the child’s name and age, date of birth or parents’ name). Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired).
      Also, realize that he/she may not need a replacement card. We rarely need to show our card. Knowing your Social Security number is what is important.
      A child under age 18 may sign the application, if you sign the application on behalf of your child, you will need to provide us with documents that identify you.
      To learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page.
      When ready, you can take or mail the application to the nearest Social Security office or Card Center in your area.
      Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for further assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you cal later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  44. Does anyone know if you can use the temporary paper copy of ID that give you at the license commissioner’s office as proof of I’d when trying to obtain a ssh card..
    The reason I ask is because I lost everything in a fire and am due to start a new job an a few days..so 1st I went to health dept pd $15 to get a copy of birth certificate,next to the License commissioner and got a “state issued”ID for $41.25,Then to the SSA just to be told after waiting an hour while Federal Employees waited on 2 customer’s,when my turn came I was told by some Asswhole that I had to wait for hard copy of ID. To come 2 weeks off..how can I win

  45. Do I have to go to a field office to replace my lost card? I am almost 92 years old, a WW11 vet and would find it difficult.

    • Hello Mr. Kennedy. We offer the option to mail your completed application with the (original or certified) documents to your local Social Security office or the nearest Card Center in your area.
      We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. 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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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” web page. Thanks!

  46. Do I have to go to a field office to receive a replacement card (social Security). I am almost 92 years old and a WW11 vet, and would find it difficult. Please advise.

    • Hi Roy, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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” web page.
      We hope this helps!

    • Hello Kimber. If you get Social Security benefits (retirement, survivors, or disability) or are enrolled in Medicare, you can change your address online by using a my Social Security account.
      Just a reminder – We do not have access to personal information in this venue. Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. Thanks!

  47. My 14 y.o son needs a replacement card. It appears he can not do this online. If I, mother, bring all the documents to ss office, does he have to be with me? Is there a way I can open “my account” in my name and request his ss card replacement?

    • Hello Sherry, you can only create a my Social Security account using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use. You cannot create or use an account on behalf of another person.
      You can bring your son’s application with the required documents needed to process the request for his replacement Social Security card. As the mother of a minor, you will be allowed to sign the application. However, you must also provide documents that will help us identify you. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show his/your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age). We prefer a government issued document with his/your picture, as proof of identity, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      To learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page. When ready, you can visit the nearest Social Security office or Card Center in your area.
      We hope this information helps

  48. I have lost my Social Security Card. How do I get a replacement. I am a resident in California. Please advise me of the forms and procedures I need to complete.
    Thanks
    MR

    • Hi Maurice, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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” web page.
      We hope this helps!

  49. Please, Please, Please just show the link to the replacement form!!!!!!!
    I keep looking and can’t find the form!
    And I’m not computer illiterate.

  50. I filled out all the papers for an account, but I need a replacement Social Security card…I’ve been all over and can’t find a place to order….Thanks

  51. I requested a replacement Social Security is card several months ago and haven’t received it yet. How do I find out if it was sent to me?

    • Hello Stephen. Typically, after we receive your application and verify your documents, you should receive your replacement Social Security card by mail within 10 business days. You can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 and speak to one of our agents to verify when the card was sent. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
      In your case, you will need to apply for a replacement Social Security card again. Remember, you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your Social Security number is what is important.
      If you apply for a replacement card again, keep in mind that we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. 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 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” web page.
      Thanks!

    • For assistance with your my Social Security account, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office. Thanks!

    • Hi Rose, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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” web page.
      Just a reminder – Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. Thanks!

  52. I need a replacement social security card to get my drivers license. I can’t find mine anywhere. Please help

    • Hi Corinne, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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” web page.
      We hope this helps!

  53. I was born in Canada I have a dual citizenship I now live in Canada I cannot find my social security card and cannot remember my number what can I do

  54. I registered on line with My SS because I need a new card and after I answered all questions and tried to log in, it says it does not recognize me

    • We apologize for the inconvenience, Patricia. If you are unable to create an account or encounter a problem with your my Social Security account, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office.
      Thanks!

  55. I have a brother with a sound mind but unable to initiate business due to several strokes along with diabetes. How can I obtain a replacement (lost) card for him.

    • Hello Brenda. Generally, to apply for a replacement Social Security card, individuals age 18 and older who are physically and mentally capable of reading and completing the application, must sign it and provide at least one document to prove their identity.
      If you complete and sign the application on behalf of someone else, you must provide evidence that shows the individual is unable to apply on his or her own behalf. Evidence from a third party (e.g., a physician) must specifically address capability related to applying for an SSN card. Also, you must provide evidence that shows your authority (relationship) to sign the application, as well as documents to prove your identity and the identity of the person for whom you are filing the application.
      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 learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page. Some individuals may be eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online.
      In most cases, you can take or mail the completed application with the supporting documents to the nearest Social Security office or Card Center that serves your area. Any documents you mail to us will be returned to you.
      Remember, you don’t always need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your Social Security number is what is important.
      If you need further guidance or have more questions, please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
      We hope this information helps!

    • Hello Sam. You can get a replacement card if yours is lost or stolen. There is no charge for a Social Security card. This service is free. Go to our Frequently Asked Questions web page for information on how to apply for a card.
      Thanks!

  56. My granddaughter needs a new card to get a job. She turned 16 in March of this year and she cannot set up an account because she is not 18. What does she need to do to get one?

    • Hi Janet, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. In your granddaughter’s case, we may be able to use other documents such as her school identification card or a health insurance card.
      Any document she submits with her application, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show her name and other identifying information (date of birth or age).
      To learn more on the process and what documents she will need to get a card, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page. When ready, she can take her completed application with the (original or certified copies) documents to the local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in the area.
      We hope this helps!

  57. I am needing a replacement SS card for my son who is 15. Can i do this online or will i need to come in to one of the locations?

  58. My husband has lost his social security card and we need to show it at the office here at Calvary Homes.
    How do we go about getting him another one?

    Jean

    • Hello Jean, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If your husband does not have one or cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      Any document he submits, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show his name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age).
      Some individuals may be eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online. To learn more on the process and what documents your husband will need to get a card, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page.
      We hope this helps!

  59. My wallet was stolen and my 2 children and I, all three of our social security cards were in the wallet that was stolen. I need replacement cards for all three of us.

    My Sons names: Cruz Cameron Bishop-Geissinger
    Birthday 06-24-1991

    Christian Tyler Bishop-Low Birthday 04-25-2001

    Thank you

    Kari Low

  60. It has been passed 10 days and the state of ohio has not sent my replacement card yet. State of Louisiana sent me a letter in the mail to request online, after i already requested one online.

    • Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

    • Because of the age of my social security card, i need it replaced. I need you to send me a SS5 form to complete the process.

      • Hello Ralph, click here to print the application for a Social Security card (Form SS-5).
        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” web page. Thanks!

  61. Poorly designed site and search. How do I get a replacement card for a minor?? Why is that so hard to find out on this site?
    Seriously, I’d love for someone who works at the SSA to ask there non-SSA employed spouse to find this out. How long did it take (assuming they can find it all?
    Stephen

    • Hello Lin. 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” web page. We hope this helps!

  62. My wife Caroline I Forano has misplaced her social security card. Her card number is *** – ** – ***. Can you please send her a new card. We live at 536 Ovington Avenue Apt. 5 Brooklyn, NY 11209

    • Hello James, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If your wife does not have one or she cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      Any document she submits with the application, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show her name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age).
      Also, realize that we don’t always need a replacement card. We rarely need to show it. Knowing our Social Security number is what is important.
      To see if your wife is eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online or to learn more on the process and what documents she will need to get a card, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page.
      Just a reminder – We do not have access to personal information in this venue. Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media channels.
      Thanks!

    • Hello Jennifer. Typically, after we process your application, you should receive your Social Security replacement card by mail within 10 business days. Thanks!

  63. Good morning,

    My name is Ivette Ayon and my car was stolen and all my personal information was in there includding my SSI card and i wanted to request an other one.

  64. I am applying for a replacement social security card that was stolen from me. I have to do this by mail. Is a copy of my driver’s license enough to mail in with the application? Or a copy of my passport?

    • Hi Betty, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      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).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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” web page.
      We hope this information helps!

    • Hello Roxie. 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” web page. Thanks!

  65. how do i replace my mothers social security which is expired but she lives in mexico …she is 82 years and i claim her as my dependent ,,,i send her money every month

    • Hi Patricia, thank you for your question. 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. We hope this helps!

    • Hi Kimberly. 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.

    • Hi Deana, thank you for your question. 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. We hope this helps!

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  68. Hello Mr Borland,
    I am unable to locate my SS card and would like to set up an account. Unfortunately, I seem to be entering some wrong information somewhere in the application. I’m not sure what to do next.
    thank you!

    • Hi Denise. We are sorry that you are having trouble creating a my Social Security account. To pass the verification process, we match the personal information you give us with the data we have in our records. Then, we use our Identity Services Provider to further verify your identity.

      If you are locked out, you can call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”. We hope this information helps.

  69. I need a new social security card for my daughter. My name is Kary L. Dean and my daughter name is Princess Marie Dean

    • Hi Natalie. 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.

  70. My card was in my sisters care while I was indisposed. She has lost my card and is unable to find it now. I still have my number but it the card and I can not get my drivers license without it. Can you please help me.

    • Hi James. 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. We hope this helps!

  71. I need to change my address and I need a replacement social security card – please provide guidance for both.
    thanks
    madeline stevens

    • Hi Madeline, thanks for using our blog. 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.

      If you get Social Security benefits (retirement, survivors, or disability) or are enrolled in Medicare, you can create a my Social Security account to change your address online.

      If you get SSI, do not have a U.S. mailing address, or are unable to change your address online, you can:

      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office.

      If you do not receive Social Security benefits, SSI or Medicare, you do not need to change your address with us.

    • Hello Brett. 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” web page. We hope this helps!

    • Thank you for your question, Maria. You can get an original Social Security card or a replacement card if yours is lost or stolen. There is no charge for a Social Security card. This service is free. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions web page for complete information.

    • Hi Radlyn. We will mail your Social Security card as soon as we have all of the necessary information. Generally, you will get your card within 10-14 business days from the date your application is processed.

      To check on the status of your application, you can call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or contact your local Social Security office.

    • Hi Elie. 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.

  72. Please provide instructions of how-to obtain an original birth certificate and social security card. I have copies of both just not originals. Is this something that can be done online? Thank you.

    • Hello Marcus. 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” web page.
      For information on how to get a birth certificate, you will have to contact the Vital Record office in your state. Thanks!

  73. To Whom it May Concern,

    Please mail me a new social security card, as my card is frayed.
    Thank you.

    Martin Wangrofsky
    1843 East 29th Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11229

    D.O.B 9/2/42

    (I’m not including my SS# to protect my privacy.)

    • You will need to apply for a replacement Social Security card, Martin. 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” web page. We hope this helps!

    • Hi Larry, thank you for using our blog to ask your question. You can use a my Social Security account to request a replacement Social Security card online if you:
      • Are a U.S. citizen age 18 years or older with a U.S. mailing address;
      • Are not requesting a name change or any other change to your card; and
      • Have a driver’s license or a state-issued identification card from one of the many participating states. If your state does not yet participate in this service, check back soon. More states are added regularly.

      If you cannot apply for a card online, you will need to show the required documents. We need to see different documents depending on your citizenship and the type of card you are requesting. See Learn What Documents You Need to find out what documents you will have to show.

    • Hello William. 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” web page.
      We hope this helps!

    • Hi Mary. We will mail your Social Security card as soon as we have all of the necessary information. Generally, you will get your card within 10-14 business days from the date your application is processed.

      To check on the status of your application, you can call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or contact your local Social Security office.

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