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

June 1, 2020 • By

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Last Updated: July 21, 2021

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

If you do need to replace your lost or misplaced Social Security card, our online application makes getting a replacement card easier than ever. Online card replacement is available if you live in the District of Columbia or one of the 43 states that can verify state ID information for us. If you’re only requesting a replacement card and you’re making no changes, you may be able to use our free online service.

All you need to do is create a personal my Social Security account and meet certain requirements. Opening a personal my Social Security account is easy, convenient, and secure. We protect your information by using strict identity verification and security features. Once you have a personal account, simply follow the instructions to request a replacement Social Security card.

You can apply for a replacement card online, if you:

  • Are a U. S. citizen age 18 or older with a U.S. mailing address (this includes APO, FPO, and DPO addresses);
  • Are not requesting any changes to your card (including a name change); and
  • Have a valid driver’s license or state-issued identification card.

Now is a great time to go online because Social Security offices are currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need a replacement card, please visit our website to find out if you can take advantage of this convenient online replacement service.


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Mike Korbey, Deputy Commissioner for Communications

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  1. Mark L.

    Why is the Minnesota social security office saying it’s possible to get a replacement SSN card online? I just tried through the website and it says it’s NOT available here. Will this be changed soon given the fact that the office is closed?

    • Vonda V.

      Thanks for your question, Mark. In an effort to meet the changing needs of the public, and improve our service delivery, we are continuously adding states to the online replacement Social Security card service. We hope to add Minnesota in the future. Thanks!

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  3. Sharon S.

    When you get married do you have to change your name on your Social Security card

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Sharon, thanks for using our blog. If your name is correct on your Social Security card, and your name was not legally changed due to marriage, there is no action that is needed with Social Security. If you do need to change or correct your name on your Social Security card, check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details. We hope this helps.

  4. Cecelia K.

    I tried to get a replacement card online (PA) but I was unable to do it. Then I called the SS Office and they informed me that they were closed and I had to mail my drivers license (no copies accepted). I did not feel comfortable doing that but I had no choice. I called today to find out if they mailed my license back to me. She told me they probably did, but my card would not be delivered for at least 10 more days. When I told her that I needed it as soon as possible her answer to me was “you and everyone else”. This seems like a very antiquated way of doing things in this day and age of technology

  5. GREGORY G.

    My wallet was stolen from out of my car and I had everything in it from my drivers license to my social security card my Medicaid card everything..Besides DMV.being closed do to corona,I would still need proof of I.D and the same with getting my social security card.Please help

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Gregory, thank you for using our blog. You may be able to apply for a replacement Social Security card online. Visit our Social Security Number and Card page to learn how. If you cannot request a replacement card online, call your local office and request that we mail you an SSN printout instead of a replacement Social Security card. Unfortunately, we are unable to process replacement Social Security card requests by phone at this time.

  6. Patrick A.

    I need a replacement card for work

  7. patrick a.

    I lost my I need a replacement card

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Patrick, 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. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to apply for a replacement Social Security card. If you are unable to apply online and you do not want to mail in your documents, which will be returned, you may need to wait for the offices to reopen. You can also call your local office and see if they will mail you an SSN printout instead of a replacement Social Security card. We are unable to process replacement Social Security card requests by phone at this time. Use our Social Security Office Locator to find your local office address. We hope this helps.

  8. Grazyna J.

    I believe my medicaid card was stolen from my purse at walmart I do not want someone else using my benefits. Please help. I don’t know what to do, because of the covid. How do I get a new card? I can not open a social security account, they have wrong information for the verification at the end and I can’t confirm it. The SSA office is closed for corona. I need a medicaid card, please.

  9. Christine

    I am newly married and am changing my last name in NJ. Am I able to complete the application online? Are the offices in NJ opening any time soon?

    • mohammed

      I have a good caring friend that has a physical disability she struggles with daily activity she had a part time job but she lost her job do to the covid 19 pandemic and my question is that I have seen online that they where stating that when receiving ssdi unemployment income is counted as unearned income and does not count towards the S.G.A limit during this time of Covid-19 pandemic , so i wanted to know if she can still receive unemployment and not loose her ssdi benefits while collecting her unemployment.

  10. Mitchell P.

    Any new info on obtaining a replacement social security card online in Minnesota?

    The office in Minneapolis has a sign on the door that says you can get a replacement card Online.
    Is this true as of 7/8/2020?

    • Vonda V.

      Thanks for your question, Mitchell. In an effort to meet the changing needs of the public, and improve our service delivery, we are continuously adding states to the online replacement Social Security card service. We hope to add Minnesota in the future. Thanks!

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