I've lost my social security card, how can I get a new one?

A simple 2 step guide for solving this common Social Security problem quickly and effectively by GetHuman

Before you get started, be sure you have: Last 4 digits of Social Security number
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You can get an original Social Security card or a replacement card if yours is lost or stolen by following the steps below. You cannot apply for a card online. There is no charge for a Social Security card. This service is free. You will need to: - Show the required documents.
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Fill out and print an Application for a Social Security Card; and take or mail your application and documents to your local Social Security office. To start the online process , head to this link: https://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/. Hope this helps!
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About this Step by Step Guide

After thousands of Social Security customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem, along with others, we decide it was high time to publish instructions. Here are just a few examples of the types of questions we were being asked or problems reported by users like you: I've lost my social security card, how can I get a new one?; I did not receive my social security w-* form so far; They have my name wrong on mailing information; I am a surviving divorced spouse, married *year * months, can I qualify for benefits?; Can I get Medicare if my exspouse of ** yrs is receiving social security?; How to find social security number, as a minor, without parental help.... So we put together this guide to try to help. It has 2 step(s) to it. It takes an average of 115 minutes to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting Social Security. And we tried to include a checklist of information you'll need when you try to fix this yourself. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with this.

Why does GetHuman Write How-to Guides for Social Security Problems?

GetHuman has been working for over 10 years on sourcing information about big organizations like Social Security that helps customers resolve customer service issues faster. We started with contact information and fastest ways to reach a human at big companies. Particularly ones with slow or complicated IVR or phone menu systems. From there, we realized that consumers still needed more detailed help solving the most common problems, so we expanded to this set of guides, which grows every day. If you have other problems or questions and you can't find the solution here, please let us know. We are writing new step by step guides every day for problems like this. And if you spot any issues with our I've lost my social security card, how can I get a new one? guide, please let us know by sending us feedback. We want to be as helpful as possible. If you appreciated this guide, please share it with your favorite people. Our free information and tools is powered by you, the customer. The more people that use it, the better it gets.

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