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Can I really change my SS# legally to start afresh?

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Can I really change my SS# ***** to start afresh?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  emc011075 replied 3 months ago.

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you.

You can get a new number only if:

  • Sequential numbers assigned to members of the same family are causing problems;
  • More than one person is assigned or using the same number;
  • A victim of identity theft continues to be disadvantaged by using the original number;
  • There is a situation of harassment, abuse or life endangerment (witness protection program, for example); or
  • An individual has religious or cultural objections to certain numbers or digits in the original number. (We require written documentation in support of the objection from a religious group with which the number holder has an established relationship.)
Expert:  emc011075 replied 3 months ago.

I see you read my respond. Do you have any questions? Is there anything else I can help you with today?