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My given name is Elisabeth but I've always gone by. all my

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my given name is *****...
my given name is ***** ***** I've always gone by lisa. all my documentation is in the name of lisa except my birth certificate and marriage liscense. my s.s. card is in the name of lisa b. rice. i'm now being told that to apply for s.s. benefits I have to legally change my name to lisa...... is that correct?? please advise me, thanks
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Thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

I am curious as to who is telling you this information. I am surprised if it is coming from the Social Security Administration. Ifit was a clerk at the SSA ask to speak to a supervisor.

The Social Security Administration accepts the following documents as proof of identification and do not have an issue sorting out your formal name from the name that you go by as long as you have the documentation to support that you are who you sya you are. The Social Security Administration accepts the following forms of identification documentation:

U.S. driver's license;
State-issued non-driver identification card; or
U.S. passport.

They also accept:

  • Employee identification card;
  • School identification card;
  • Health insurance card (not a Medicare card); or
  • U.S. military identification card.

All documents must be current and include a Photograph on the card.

So if your SS Card is in the name of Lisa and you have a Driver's License and a Passport (Or other combination of two current photo Id's with your name as Lisa, and your work history is in the name of Lisa, you should have no issues.

https://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/ss5doc.htm

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