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Six New States for Our Online Replacement Card Service

July 22, 2019 • By

Last Updated: July 22, 2019

" "We’re happy to announce that we’ve added South Carolina, Kansas, Tennessee, Alaska, Hawaii, and North Carolina to the growing list of areas where you can request a replacement Social Security card online. We now cover 40 states and the District of Columbia, and 86 percent of the U.S population may be eligible to use this service. So far, 2.3 million people have replaced their card by going online.

Your Social Security number is your first and continuous link with Social Security, so losing your card can be frustrating. Fortunately, replacing your card is quick, secure, and free! To replace your card online, first you’ll need to log in to or create your my Social Security account. We protect your personal information using identity verification and other security features. Your security and protection are what matter most; you can take control of your future with secure access to your information anytime, anywhere!

You’ll also need to meet certain requirements to get an online replacement card. You must be a U. S. citizen age 18 or older with a U.S. mailing address, cannot be requesting a name change or any other change to your card, and must have a driver’s license or state-issued identification card from a participating state. You can see if your state participates here.

Keep in mind that, even if you lost your card, you may not need a replacement. In most cases, simply knowing your Social Security number is enough. If you do need a replacement, we make it easy. Once you log in to your account, you can follow the steps to request your replacement Social Security card online.

Learn more about getting a replacement Social Security card and find out if you can request yours online by visiting our Social Security number and card page. Join the more than two million people who have already gone online to request their Social Security cards!

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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

Comments

  1. Sandra L Young

    I just tried to request a replacement Social Security card online. I live in California. After I logged into my account, my account information told me to contact my local SS office to request a replacement card. The information in today’s SSA e-mail (July 23, 2019) [about being able to request a replacement card ONLINE] apparently is NOT true for people living in California. Please confirm that people in California should be able to request replacement SS cards online. My SSA account does NOT allow me to do this.

  2. Henry L. Nielsen

    I have lost my social security card and have not been able to replace it because I cannot remember my password and or personal questions.
    What do I do?

    Henry L. Nielsen

  3. Chuck Ahrens

    Too bad this web site doesn’t work. Typical government work – won’t work and can’t be replaced.

  4. M.U.

    When will US citizens living abroad have access to online services? We cannot visit an office, correspondence takes 60 days and no reply is received. Designated offices through US embassies are slow and inefficient.

  5. Robert Allen Mason, Jr.

    Hello, my SS card is heavily damaged and a replacement card would be to my advantage! Also, I am 62 years old and seriously considering applying for my SS benefits.Can you send some information on these two topics to my e-mail address?

  6. Robert Allen Mason, Jr.

    Hello, my SS card is heavily damaged and a replacement card would be to my advantage! Also, I am 62 years old and seriously considering applying for my SS benefits.Can you send some information on these two topics to my e-mail address?

    • Ann C., Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi, Robert. 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. 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. For information about retirement, visit our Benefits Planner: Retirement. We hope this helps.

  7. John H Mc Laughlin

    IS Florida one of the 40 states ?

    • Ann C., Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi, John. 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.

  8. John

    It looks like Virginia is a state where I could get a replacement card via online but when I logon, the website says that I cannot.

  9. James F. Tambah

    Dear Sir/Madam:

    I became a U.S. Citizen about a year ago, and so do I need to do anything? Please let me know as soon as possible.

    Thank you so much.

    James

    • Ann C., Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi, James. Thanks for your question. To learn more on the process and what documents you will need to update your status, please visit here. 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.

  10. PRC

    When will Connecticut be added to the list?

    • Tom

      That is up to Connecticut.

      • Prc

        No it is not, Social Security controls that.

    • Ann C., Public Affairs Specialist

      Thanks for your question. 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. We plan to expand this Social Security online service to more states in the future. 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. We hope this helps.

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