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How To Get Your New Baby’s Social Security Number

December 9, 2021 • By

Welcoming a baby to your family is an exciting time. Doing paperwork – even for something as important as a Social Security number for your newborn – is probably one of the last things you want to do. We’ve made it easy. If your child is born in a hospital, the most convenient way to […]

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Guard Your Card: Protect What’s Important to You

November 18, 2021 • By

We encourage you not to carry your Social Security card with you every day. The best way to “Guard Your Card” is to keep it in a safe place and share it only when required, which is rare. In fact, in most cases, just knowing the Social Security number should be enough. In 49 states […]

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Replacement or Corrected Social Security Cards during the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 23, 2021 • By

Social Security offices are currently open only for in-person appointments for limited, critical situations, depending upon local office conditions. However, you can continue to apply for a replacement Social Security card online and by mail. Before requesting a replacement card, please remember that you might not need the physical card. Most of the time, simply […]

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Replace Your Social Security Card Online in 43 States and the District of Columbia

June 1, 2020 • By

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added Connecticut, Ohio, and Utah to the growing list of states where you can go online to replace your Social Security card. In many cases, you may not need a replacement card. Most of the time, simply knowing your Social Security number is enough.

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Need to Change Your Name on Your Social Security Card?

October 9, 2018 • By

Are you changing your name? If so, let Social Security know so we can update your information, send you a corrected card, and make sure you get the benefits you’ve earned. To change your name on your card, you must show us documents proving your legal name change and identity. If you are a U.S. […]

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Social Security’s Top Five Blog Posts

January 4, 2018 • By

This blog is a go-to source for Social Security news and resources. That’s why we named it Social Security Matters — it matters to everyone, even if you don’t think you directly benefit from Social Security benefits today. The popularity of our blog has grown. We’d like to share some of our most popular posts […]

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Will Remarrying Affect My Social Security Benefits?

September 5, 2017 • By

Whether it’s a morning ceremony or an evening gala, excitement’s in the air. You’re getting remarried! Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey and we are here to help you on any Social Security related questions, after your special day! If you’re getting remarried, you may have some questions about changing the name on […]

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Have a Taste of our Many Online Services

July 10, 2017 • By

July is National Ice Cream Month. Can everyone say yum? No matter your favorite flavor, ice cream brings a smile to almost everyone’s face. It’s synonymous with summer and laughter. The sound of an ice cream truck’s instrumental jingle still makes me want to run out of the house and chase it to buy a […]

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Celebrating Those Who Invest in Our Success

May 2, 2017 • By

Education is the way to forge a better future. The things we learn today can mold the way we’ll live tomorrow. This is something Social Security takes seriously. We know the work you do today will shape the benefits you’ll receive later on. During May 1-5, we celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week, a time to […]

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California Drivers Can Now Replace Their Social Security Card Online

April 24, 2017 • By

Replacing your lost or misplaced Social Security card doesn’t have to be a chore. Our online application makes getting a replacement card super easy. No sitting in traffic, a local office, or a Card Center.

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