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I will turn 65 in June of this year. Although I still am not…

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Hi, I will turn 65 in June of this year. Although I still am not sure if I want to apply for benefits since I am still employed, I am a concerned about what documents I have to submit. Could you please advise?

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My last name of my birth certificate is incorrect. I was born in Cleveland, Ohio but I am a resident in Puerto Rico. All of my documents i.e. Baptism, First Communion Certificate, driver's license, US Passport and my social security all have my correct first and last name. The only document with the incorrect last name is ***** ***** on my Birth Certificate. Will this be a problem when I apply for my SS benefits.

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Social Security Expert: emc011075, Tax Adviser replied 3 months ago
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Hi. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you.

Here's list of documents you will need to apply: https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/applying5.html

As long as you name was legally changed when you got married for instance, it does not matter that your birth certificate has different name. Many people do change their names during their lifetime because of marriage, divorce, adoption, naturalization (becoming US citizen) or other valid reasons. You cannot change your birth certificate once issued.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
It's not that I changed my name legally, when I was born the hospital registered me using my father's maiden last name not his father's last name and as I already have explained all of my documents appear with my father's correct last name. In other words, my birth certificate does not have my correct last name. Again, how could this affect me problem when I apply for my SS benefits?
Social Security Expert: emc011075, Tax Adviser replied 3 months ago

It will not. If you have a passport and social security card with a correct name, it all that matter. I do not know how you got the passport and social security card with correct name but sometime in the process social security must have received a legal document that made the correction available. Again, your name can change during your lifetime and as long as your passport and social security card has the correct name, that's all you need.

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Social Security Expert: emc011075, Tax Adviser replied 3 months ago

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