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Social Security to Offer Self-Attestation of Sex Marker in Social Security Number Records

March 31, 2022 • By

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Last Updated: March 31, 2022

Transgender man and African American partnerToday, Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced that the Social Security will offer people the choice to self-select their sex on their Social Security number (SSN) record. We anticipate this option will be available in the fall of 2022.

“The Social Security Administration is committed to reducing barriers and ensuring the fair treatment of the LGBTQ+ community by updating our procedures for Social Security number records,” said Acting Commissioner Kijakazi. “This policy change will allow 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 Social Security’s 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 once the policy change becomes effective. SSN cards do not include sex markers.

In February 2022, we issued guidance instructing employees to accept evidence documents that contain non-binary identifiers (e.g., “X”) for original SSN and replacement SSN card applications, and other updates to our internal SSN records. 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. Kevin H.

    This is the same kind of stupidity as those people who go and get a new Driver’s License 3 years before it’s due if their weight goes down 5 pounds or get a new hairstyle in order to ensure that the information is exactly correct. SSA has enough stuff that they get wrong without now having to keep up with the seeming never-ending list of gender designations. This new “policy” will serve only to screw up and delay the service for those 99.99% of Social Security recipients who are sure of, and are certain of, the unchangeable sex designation they received at birth and won’t assist anyone else or help the SSA run more smoothly or cost-effectively.

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    • John S.

      Right on Brother!

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  2. TNS

    Government dictatrorship?
    And the Government wants to keep track of what we think?
    Will the Goverment share my email?
    And if so, to what purpose?
    Have our elected officials mandated this change?
    Are our elected representatives aware of this
    change?
    Just asking. I’d like to know.

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  3. Tony

    This is ridiculous. Is the SSA going to build a restroom for “X” gender at your local office? This would be discrimination against the “X” gender Lol.

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    • Tony

      The federal government has only recognized same sex marriage. They have not recognized the “X” gender. Why is the SSA getting involved in the leftist agenda.

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    • David B.

      Ridiculous is putting it mildly. LGBTQ+ is nothing more than a birth defect. Treating them as something else does more harm to them and more harm to our country. The money should be spent towards cures.

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  4. Chris B.

    It would also be helpful if you would just answer the god damn phone!

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  5. Truth

    Right away they twist words, judging, hate, bla bla bla
    Live your life but don’t force it on everyone else.
    Male is male and female is female.

    That can never change.

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  6. Theodore P.

    Here’s a thought…..cancel ssi for all us Caucasian folks since we have white privilege

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    • Virginia M.

      What’s funny is a lot of the people claiming slavery it’s their own kind that sold them as slaves and it was their own kind that owned them first my ancestors were slaves I am Sicilian and the Africans raped Sicilians hundreds of years ago yep that’s right

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  7. ANGRY

    This is a very, VERY SICK NATION of drooling morons!

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  8. William t.

    Since when is SSI benefit gender based anyway?! You work (unless you’re an ILLEGAL ALIEN who receives all the benefits that are denied us), pay the government tax (which by the time you get it as SSI it is worth less then it was at the time they TOOK IT from us [where’s my interest for using my money?]) Then get it back when you reach an age when you need it the most (and would have benefited you more if you had kept and invested it in the first place!

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    • Kate

      (1) Illegal aliens who use false Soc. Sec. numbers contribute Soc Security tax (FICA) just like everyone else, but they never can collect anything based on that false number. So they actually contribute and help fund all of our Soc. Security benefits (for the rest of us) that they can never receive. They pay in but can’t draw out. (2) If someone identifies as male (or as femaile) and is living life with that identity, why should they have to have an old, previous gender listed in Soc. Security records? The benefits are the same, why does anyone care the gender listed — except that person. Why not “live and let live?”

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      • Virginia M.

        They don’t use false social security numbers retard they don’t pay taxes those little Aztecs don’t pay crap they free load on our country they should be lined up sent all back home and never allowed back we don’t need them

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        • Robert W.

          I certainly agree 100%. They are freeloaders. Let’s end corruption in every branch of government and in every branch of government supported benefits.

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      • joe

        AGRREED. : ]

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      • DON C.

        BECAUSE THEY’RE TELLING A LIE IN A SYSTEM THATS SUPPOSE TOBE TRUTHFUL!

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    • Virginia M.

      Amen to that shit Americans have to prove identity while the illegal law breakers get free benefits they should be sent back.

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  9. E M.

    What is this world coming to? Provide these mentally I’ll people with professional mental care. Treat the root of the problem instead of masking it by appeasing them and looking the other way. And tip toeing around these people.

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    • Kate

      If someone identifies as male (or as femaile) and is living life with that identity, why should they have to have an old, previous gender listed in Soc. Security records? The benefits are the same, why does anyone care the gender listed — except that person. Why not “live and let live?”

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    • TJ

      I agree with you.

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  10. Paul D.

    Will I get two benifit payments because I have two different idenities? let me know so I can sign up! Can I put ” c” for canine? or something.

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    • Kate

      If someone identifies as male (or as femaile) and is living life with that identity, why should they have to have an old, previous gender listed in Soc. Security records? The benefits are the same, why does anyone care the gender listed — except that person. Why not “live and let live?”

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      • John S.

        SS can’t get it right now. What do you think is going to happen with the multitude of genders that they propose?

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