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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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My social security number was issued to someone else by the

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My social security number was issued to someone else by the social security office, by accident. I filed a report with the Abingdon, MD Social security office. Can I please receive and update on my issue? I need to get a drivers license asap and they will not let me get it without an SS number verified.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 2 months ago.

Hi, my name is***** and I am here to assist you. I am a social security attorney in my private practice – that is ALL I do. Please let me know that my post here is coming through for you by typing a quick reply.

Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 2 months ago.

How do you know the SSA office "gave" someone else your number? DO you mean now two people have the same SS#? And what does SSA say they are going to do about it?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
When I went to the office they informed me that they issued my number to someone else so now my earnings are on my number but not name and birthday are not, it is someone else's. So yes, two people now have the same social number but technically the person just issued my number has their name and birthday on it so it looks like I don't have a social security number. They said they are looking into it and will notify me when it is fixed. The problem is it's been two months, multiple phone calls and two visits and nothing has been corrected yet. I also need that updated because I currently have an expired license and need to get another asap. I can't drive without my social security issue being resolved. The DMV will not issue me a license without the system being updated.
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 2 months ago.

OK, SSA must fix this. Typically, the first person with the number should stay with the number. This 'fixing' can take many months, because SSA is notoriously SLOW lately - short staffed, underbudgeted, etc. I'd stay on them. That said, the DMV can accept a letter from SSA saying you currently don't have an SSA number, OR, that your number IS ***** so you can get that DL.

This letter about NO SSN is typically used for non-resident, non-working visa holders who want a DL.

https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx/0100299020

Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 2 months ago.

I hope this helps! My goal is to provide you with excellent and accurateservice – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.

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