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Replace Your Social Security Card Online

May 2, 2019 • By

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

As long as you’re only requesting a replacement card, and no other changes, you can use our free online service from the comfort of your home or office. All you need to do is create a my Social Security account.

Your identity and personal information matter to us. We protect your information by using strict identity verification and security features. The application process has built-in features to detect fraud and confirm your identity. Once you have a personal account, simply follow the instructions to replace your Social Security card.

In many cases, even if you lost your card, you may not need a replacement. Most of the time, simply knowing your Social Security number is enough. Visit our website to find out whether you can request your replacement Social Security card online or what the requirements are in your area on our website.

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Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

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  1. Don Carroll

    I do not have a Visa, MasterCard or Discover card. My only credit card is American Express and I have a BOA debit card. I do not wish to apply for another credit card. Do I have any other options?

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  2. Fania

    I do not know my child’s social security number. Can I get a replacement card?

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  3. Katie

    Creating an SSA Account, but did not receive the Activation Code by Mail. What are the next Step I need to take?

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    • Vonda

      Hi Katie, thanks for using our blog. Sorry to hear you are having difficulties creating a my Social Security account. For assistance with your account, you may call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

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  4. Amy

    How can I get a replacement Social Security Card for my daughter who is a minor? I creacted a My Social Security Account, but I only had the option to order a replacement card for myself. I tried to create an account for my daughter, but it says she needs to be over 18 to create an account. Please help.

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  5. Charles Jackson

    Hello I applied for replacement card but it will not come in time for my work requirements. Can I physically go to my local SSA a get a temporary card?

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    • Vonda

      Hi Charles, thanks for using our blog. You can 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.

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