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I applied for my social security card when I was 13. I am now 88 years old. My current SS card still contains my "nick name: Patty V MacDonald." Since new social security cards will be issued in April, could my name be corrected to my legal name: Patricia V MacDonald? Arkansas will soon be issuing new more secure driver's licenses, but all of my identification must match exactly. All other forms of my personal identity read Patricia V MacDonald. Thank you,

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 7 months ago
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If you legally change your name because of marriage, divorce, court order or any other reason, you must tell Social Security so you can get a corrected card. You cannot apply for a card online. There is no charge for a Social Security card. This service is free.

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 7 months ago

To get a corrected Social Security card, you will need to:

  • Show the required documents. You will need proof of your identity. Sometimes you also may need to prove your current U.S. citizenship or lawful noncitizen status.
  • Fill out and print an Application for a Social Security Card; and

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

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

Let me know your zip code and I will find a local SSA name serving your area.

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