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my Social Security: It’s Not Just for Retirees

September 8, 2022 • By

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You don’t have to be retired or even close to retirement to benefit from a personal my Social Security account. Calling or visiting a local Social Security office probably is rarely necessary once you have one. You can do much of your business with us online. With your personal my Social Security account, you can: Request […]

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A New – and Faster – Way to Request a Social Security Card

June 3, 2022 • By

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Do you need to apply for an original or replacement Social Security Number card? We now have a new – and faster – way for you to start online. When you go to our Social Security Number and Card webpage, we now ask you a series of questions to determine whether you can:   Complete […]

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Your Personal my Social Security Account and Your Career

May 12, 2022 • By

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Your online personal my Social Security account is here for you at every stage of your career. You don’t have to be retired or even close to retirement to benefit from it. Most people can conduct their business with us online with their account without contacting us, whether they receive benefits or not. If you are […]

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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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Today, 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 […]

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Use These Scam Tools to Spot Fraud

March 17, 2022 • By

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On March 10, we held our annual National Slam the Scam Day to raise awareness of Social Security-related scams and other government imposter scams. In case you missed it, here are our top tools and resources for this year: Check out our Fraud Prevention and Reporting page to learn about Social Security fraud – and […]

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How To Get Your New Baby’s Social Security Number

December 9, 2021 • By

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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