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Social Security Card Replacement

What is a social security card?

A Social Security card is an important piece of information to have. A Social Security card number is used to help get a job, collect benefits from Social Security and to help receive other government services. It is recommended that a person not take a Social Security card everywhere. It is to be kept it in a safe place with other important documentation. When an individual has made the mistake of taking their Social Security card out of a protected place, this can result in leaving this important information somewhere within the public. When an individual has lost their Social Security card this individual will need to file for a replacement card, because their identity can be stolen along with their credit. Read below where the Experts have answered many individuals’ questions when filing for a Social Security Replacement Card.

How does a person get a replacement Social Security card?

The Social Security Administration provides a step by step guide as to help replacing a Social Security card. The forms may differ according to each different situation as to why a person may need to file for a Social Security Replacement card. The person can seek the guide online at: http://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/ss5doc.htm

Can a person get a replacement social security card at a local office the same day the person applies?

Due to issues of people losing Social Security cards, identity theft, and other security related concerns; a person can no longer receive a replacement Social Security at the time when the card is applied for. The person must fill out application for and wait about 30 days for the card to be process by the Social Security Association.

What is it be done if a parent loses a child’s Social Security card? How can the Social Security card be retrieved?

A person can replace a Social Security card without a charge if it is lost or stolen. A person is allowed to apply for three Social Security cards in a year’s time and 10 times during a person’s lifetime. The changes of names and other situations don’t count towards those limits. In order to receive a new replacement card a person would have to complete Form SS-5 which is the application for getting a Social Security Card. Second, the person would need proper form of picture identity. Third, it must be proper documentation stating that person is a U.S. born citizen. By getting a replacement card it will have the same name and same Social Security number as the previous card.

What can a mentally challenged person that has lost a Social Security card do? The person knows Social Security number and has birth certificate.

Someone would have to take the person to the Social Security Association office. Next, the office would have to verify the person’s Social Security number with the person’s date of birth. If the person has a state Identification card or any form of picture identification with a name it would benefit in helping the person. If the person doesn’t have an Identification card someone would be asked to sign a declaration verifying where the person lives. Also, a form is required to be filled out concerning the mailing address of where this individual may live.

A social security card is needed in almost everything that pertains to a person’s identity. If lost, a person’s identity, credit, and future can be ruined. So if a person may need a replacement Social Security card or have questions concerning Social Security card replacement. Experts are here to give answers as to how to solve any particular Social Security card replacement problem questions.
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