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    • Hi Donna. Please note before you request a replacement card, you should 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. You may be eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online. If you cannot get your replacement Social Security number card online, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page to learn more on the process, and what documents you will need to get a card. To find the nearest Social Security Office or Card Center in your area, click here. If you suspect someone is using your Social Security number, you report the theft to the Federal Trade Commission online or call 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338). In addition, you can order free credit reports annually from the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and Trans Union) online. For more information, check out our publication titled “Identity Theft And Your Social Security Number.” We hope this is helpful. We hope this helps.

  1. Hi
    On February 10 2020 I will reach full retirement age at 66. I have two children 8 and 12.
    Can I apply online and what is the earliest date to apply in January 2020.
    Thank you

    • Hi, Moudrek. Thanks for your question. Social Security retirement applications can be filed up to 4 months in advance. You can file for retirement online; however, applications for your children cannot be filed online. You can schedule an appointment with your local office by calling us at 1-800-772-1213 between 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and a representative will assist you. We hope this helps.

  2. Hi! I tried to use the online application for retirement on SSA, and was redirected to apply for SSI. Is the website not open for application (for retirement)? I’m asking here because it’s more private than Facebook.

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