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I need to change my first name on my soc. card from W. Lemon…

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I need to change my first name on my soc. card from Gary W. Lemon to

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Wendell G. Lemon

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Social Security Expert: Mark D, Enrolled Agent replied 7 months ago
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Hello, are you (or did you) changing your legal name, or is the current card in error?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The card is in error, my name on birth certificate is Wendell G. Lemon
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
What is this? Is social security running a scam now. I don't want to pay $52 for a simple update of my name.
Social Security Expert: Mark D, Enrolled Agent replied 7 months ago

Thank you. You will want to:

1. Fill out an application for a social security card https://www.ssa.gov/forms/ss-5.pdf

2. Include accepted documents showing the correct name https://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/ss5doc.htm (select "Corrected"

3. Take or mail your application and documents to your local Social Security office https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp

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