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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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Kilolo 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 […]

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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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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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Inspector General Warns Public About OIG Impersonation Schemes

October 10, 2018 • By

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The Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, is warning citizens about an ongoing Office of the Inspector General (OIG) impersonation scheme.  The OIG has recently received reports from citizens about suspicious phone calls claiming to be from the Acting Inspector General.

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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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New Medicare Cards Are on the Way

May 17, 2018 • By

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Did you know that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is sending new cards with new Medicare numbers to everyone with Medicare? Instead of your Social Security Number (SSN), your new Medicare card will include a new number unique to you. This will help to protect you against identity theft and protect Medicare from […]

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1 Million Social Security Replacement Cards and Counting

April 26, 2018 • By

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Your Social Security number is your first and continuous link with Social Security, so losing your card can be frustrating. Luckily, there’s a way to replace your card when you need it, with our online replacement card service. It’s quick, easy, and free! Now, more than one million people have requested a replacement card through […]

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Three Things Every Family Should Do When Expecting a New Baby

July 31, 2017 • By

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Your nine-digit Social Security number is your first and continuous link with Social Security. That’s why when you have a baby, one of the first things on your “to do” list, besides picking a name, should be to get your newborn a Social Security number. Then, you can take the time to learn about the […]

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Inspector General Warns Public about Phone Calls from OIG “Imposters”

March 6, 2017 • By

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The Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, is warning citizens about a nationwide telephone “imposter phishing” scheme. The Social Security Administration (SSA) and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) have received several reports from citizens across the country about persons receiving phone calls from individuals posing as OIG investigators. The caller […]

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Need a Replacement Social Security Card?

November 23, 2016 • By

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You can now apply for a replacement Social Security card online using your personal my Social Security account. If you meet all requirements and live in some states or the District of Columbia, you can start using this service today. Go to www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount for more information.

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