Six New States for Our Online Replacement Card Service

July 22, 2019 • By

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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

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  4. Eleanor L.

    I need a copy of my deceased husband’s ssa 1099 for tax year 2019. I would appreciate it if you would send to my email account. I need it for filing my 2019 taxes.
    His name was Robert Liebmann *** – ** – ***. Due to covid I am still in Florida, away from my home in NY. I need this for my accountant. Thank you. Appreciate it.
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    • V.V.

      We’re sorry to hear about your loss, Eleanor. The benefit statement is mailed to the last address in our records and is intended for the spouse or executor of the deceased. If you do not have access to the mail at that address, the executor will need to go into the local field office with proof of death and proof of executorship. An SSA-1099 can also be given to someone receiving benefits on the deceased beneficiary’s record such as a spouse, parent, or child of the deceased. Unfortunately, you may need to wait for the offices to reopen. We apologize for the inconvenience.

      You can call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance 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.

  5. Janet P.

    While the government has shut itself down, I must mail in my ONLY copy of my divorce decree and my passport. If these are lost in the post office black hole (we all know there IS one), I’m in a world of hurt. We should be able to scan and upload these. Or better yet, have a drop box that allows documents to be slipped inside the SSI building while it is closed. This is crazy! I am unable to get credit or even get credit cards in my maiden name. I can’t even change my name at the bank. Women get screwed by this draconian rule.

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  7. Jose C.

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  9. Elizabeth A.

    Why was I required to go to an office to apply for replacement? According to records online replacement cards have been available for last six months..
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    I have misplaced my social security card and would like to get a replacement card.

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      Hi, Sally. 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. We hope this helps.

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