Your Social Security card is an official form of identification, and each person has a unique Social Security number listed on his or her card. It is important to keep your card in a secure location, but there may be times you need to get a replacement card. How do you get a replacement Social Security card? You can contact the Social Security Administration here for information, and below are steps you can take to replace your Social Security card.
There are two ways you can get a replacement Social Security card: online and in person.
In some instances, you can request a replacement Social Security card online by doing the following:
If you need to get a replacement card for someone you are legally responsible for, or if you are ineligible to get a replacement card via the online portal, you will have to visit you local Social Security Administration office and request a replacement in person. To get a replacement card, you will need to show the following documents:
At the SSA office, you will fill out an application for a replacement card. New cards are mailed to your home address and arrive in 7-10 business days in most cases.
If you need a replacement Social Security card, and need more information, contact the Social Security Administration here.
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