Social Security Questions? Ask a Social Security Expert
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This is a common problem these days because the federal government has instituted new identification requirements for Social Security benefits......mainly, that the name on your birth certificate must match your social security card. The simplest way to remedy this is to file a petition to change your name and to amend your birth certificate. Once you get that done, you can have the state department of vital statistics issue you a new birth certificate with the proper name on it. Also, you can have the Social Security Administration issue a new social security card with the same name.
This process is usually fairly quick and easy -- it shouldn't take more than 30-45 days to get this done.
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