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Social Security Implements Self-Attestation of Sex Marker in Social Security Number Records

October 20, 2022 • By

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Last Updated: October 20, 2022

Social Security Administration LogoKilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced that we now offer people the choice to self-select their sex on their Social Security number (SSN) record. We implemented this policy change and the new option is now available.

“The Social Security Administration’s Equity Action Plan includes a commitment to decrease administrative burdens and ensure people who identify as gender diverse or transgender have options in the Social Security Number card application process,” said Acting Commissioner Kijakazi. “This new policy allows people to self-select their sex in our records without needing to provide documentation of their sex designation.”

People who update their sex marker in our records will need to apply for a replacement SSN card. They will still need to show a current document to prove their identity, but they will no longer need to provide medical or legal documentation of their sex designation now that the policy change is in place.

We will accept the applicant’s self-identified sex designation of either male or female, even if it is different from the sex designation shown on identity documents, such as a passport or state-issued driver’s license or identity card. SSN cards do not include sex markers. Currently, our record systems are unable to include a non-binary or unspecified sex designation. We are exploring possible future policy and systems updates to support an “X” sex designation for the SSN card application process.

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  1. Tony

    What happens if they want to change their sex marker from day to day? How often can they change their sex marker? Will the SSA mail them a new SSN card everytime?

    This will cost the SSA millions of dollars to mail the new SSN cards.

    The lobbyist or special interest group only donated a few thousand dollars to the political officials campaign. It is costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars.

    • Paul A.

      How ridiculous is this. Offering this to s communtiy who is out of touch with reality. This only reinforces an incredibly ignorant notion.

  2. Bob C.

    There are two genders – male and female. God made us all that way. No other animal on earth tries to be something it isn’t

    • Cindy M.


  3. Lori M.

    Why is the woke obsessed with sexual “felt” identity, sexual preference, pubic identification of preferred private sexual status, and commitment to enforce their choice on children who lack maturity and critical thinking?

  4. Jim M.

    Totally ridiculous. This just reinforces behavior and decisions that most will live to regret. Follow the science? Too many have now become gods, in their own minds. That has never worked out for previous civilizations.

    May God have mercy on us.

  5. John D.

    Social Security gone woke. What a shock. 🙄

  6. Renny M.

    This is ridiculous. If people feel that they are trapped in the wrong body, then let them do what they need to feel better about themselves, but do not bow down to this wokism. Please, reverse this policy and if you want to do something constructive, then offer free mental health counseling to help them live in society around people who may feel differently from them.

    • Cindy M.

      Great suggestion, I agree.

    • Jim M.

      Shame on you, You can sit there and type all you want about people that struggle with who they are. Tell me, how Is this going to hurt or affect you in any type of way? I think it’s great! I have many transgender friends that are amazing people with corporate jobs and a normal everyday life, and you say they’re mentally challenged and they need help? Maybe you’re the one who needs help! Empathy for others has obviously vanished and it’s appalling. You should never judge anyone until you have walked a mile in their shoes. With that said, shame on you for not being kind to Other people because they are different, in the end we are all human, Everyone has struggles. Just like you and I! All any of us are trying to do is live our lives to the best that we can and make it through make it for no matter what because it because in the end we’re all human I’m human and you should accept your fellow human beings and not be so rude and hateful and hateful without being said I’m done with this. I could go on and on but it won’t change your mind,it’s too closed off to accept any other people that are different than you.

  7. Alfred E.

    Was your name in an accident?

  8. Forrest G.

    Studid is as stupid does !

  9. Gene

    This is totally asinine. Waste of time and money.

    • Lily

      Thank you for affording some dignity to transgender folk.

  10. Phil S.

    This is just another ridiculous “woke” policy issued by our “out of touch”federal government that is leading us down the road to a ruined nation. Shameful waste of time and money on such rubbish.


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