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Did i receive a social security card at birth?

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did i receive a social security card at birth?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  LawTalk replied 2 months ago.

Good afternoon Matthew,

I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

No, you did not receive a social security card, or number, at birth. Social security numbers and the cards are only issued by the Social Security Administration based upon a specific request---typically by a parent of a minor child at some time after you were born. In recent times, because parents need social security numbers to claim a tax exemption for their child, the social security number is ***** issued in the first year after you were born. But a few decades ago, it was not uncommon for a person not to have a social security number or card until they were of working age.

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I wish you and yours the best in 2016,


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