I simply want to change back to my maiden name on my SSD benefits which are direct deposited into my bank acct. Since I will be changing my name on my bank acct as well, I need to know how to do this, so my checks will be properly deposited. I have tried to find this info thru the SSD sites, but can't get any answer to my question. I was divorced in AugustXXXXXapproval to change back to my maiden name. Can you help & is there a fee for your service?Sincerely,Judy (Stefanini) O'Shaughnessy
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): New York
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Hi,My name is XXXXX XXXXX X'd be happy to answer your questions today. We have recently implemented a new payment and feedback system. Please be aware that you are rating my courtesy and service as a professional, and not whether the answer supports your legal position. If you have any questions at all, or there is anything I can clarify for you, please bypass the rating system and click “Continue the Conversation” or "Reply". Choosing either of the lowest two options reflects poorly on me (and not the law), so please reply to me if there is anything I can do to help before choosing those options. I appreciate your patience while we work out the kinks.Unfortunately, we are not able to provide legal assistance through this forum. However, the name chance process is fairly simple, and it is something that you can do yourself. The court system has forms that you can fill out and file. The filing fee is $65.00. Essentially, once the forms are filled out, you just need to post notice of the proposed change in the newspaper, wait a couple of weeks, and then go before the judge and swear that, yes, you want your name changed and no, you're not doing it for any improper purpose such as to defraud your creditors.Here are the forms and instructions to walk you through the process.http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/nyc/civil/int_adultnamechange.shtml
Isn't there a way I can just ask SSD or Medicare to change my name on my checks without having to go thru the courts? I already have the judgement that gives me the right to do this & I am in the process of changing all other documents to my maiden name. I do not have an xtra $65.00 to do this.
I apologize. I misread the question - I thought you said that you did not get court approval to change your name.First, if you haven't already, change the name on your social security card. That's a family easy process - you can just take a divorce decree and an application to the nearest social security office.http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/315/~/change-a-name-on-a-social-security-cardOnce the name on the card is changed, they should update your benefits, and your direct deposit. If not, you may get better results from taking the new card to the Social Security office, with a photo ID, and talking to someone there.
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