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Since it’s recommended to keep a Social Security card in a safe place, it’s not uncommon for people to forget where this safe place is. If you’ve misplaced your Social Security card for any reason or believe it may have been stolen, it’s a great idea to check your credit report to be on the safe side. But whether or not you feel it necessary to do this, you can request a replacement from the SSA safely.
In order to maintain privacy since a Social Security Number is such sensitive information, you can only request a new card in person at your local Social Security office or through the mail. Anyone who tries to get this information from you by phone or email may be trying to scam you.
The SSA will ask you for documents such as your driver’s license, state-issued ID card or even your passport to verify your identity. If you don’t have these documents (or are inquiring for a minor), it would be helpful to bring a birth certificate, medical records and/or school ID for additional verification.
The SSA has a list of alternate forms of identification they will accept if you click here.
If you’re facing a Social Security Disability benefits hearing or want to approach your claim with more confidence, the expert team at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, can help.
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