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Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS
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Experience:  Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial, Social Security & Tax advice since 1986
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Social security has the wrong birth year for me, SS has 1951

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Social security has the wrong birth year for me
JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.
Customer: SS has 1951 on my account and I was born in 1956.
JA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: only that I am getting medicare sigh up stuff will only be 60 in Dec 31
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 1 year ago.

Hi My name's Lane ... I can help here.

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You must complete an application for a Social Security Card (Form SS-5) and then show them documents proving U.S. citizenship (if you have not previously established your citizenship with SSA), age and your identity.

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Take or mail your completed application and documents to your local Social Security office.

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Note that all documents must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency. They won't accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents.

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For details on the documents you’ll need, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/ss5doc.

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Briefly, for citizenship (they may not need this, but this one serves as date of birth proof as well) these include a U.S. birth certificate or a U.S. passport.

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For Age, you must present your birth certificate. If one exists, you must submit it. If a birth certificate does not exist, we may be able to accept your:

  • Religious record made before the age of 5 showing your date of birth;
  • U.S. hospital record of your birth; or
  • U.S. passport.

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As proof of identity Social Security must see your:

  • U.S. driver's license;
  • State-issued non-driver identification card; or
  • U.S. passport.
Expert:  Lane replied 1 year ago.

Here's the SS5 itself:

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https://www.ssa.gov/forms/ss-5.pdf

Please let me know if you have any questions at all, before rating me.

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And if you DON'T have other questions Your positive rating … (by using those the stars or faces on your screen, and then clicking “submit”) …would be appreciated!

Otherwise I receive no compensation for the work.

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Thank you,

Lane

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I hold a law degree, with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA, with specialization in financial accounting & tax, a BBA, and CFP & CRPS designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice, since 1986

Expert:  Lane replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

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I’m just checking back in to see how things are going.

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Did my answer help?

If this HAS helped, and you DON’T have other questions … I'd appreciate a positive rating (using the stars or faces on your screen, and then clicking “submit")

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But again, let me know if you need more on this.

Lane