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Social Security Numbers

What Can I Use To Prove My Identity In Order To Get A Social Security Card?

Hi, I unfortunately don't have any official documents but I'm in the process of getting my CRBA. Other than that, I don't have an ID or passport or anything to prove my identity to get a Social Security Card. Is there something else I can use to prove my identity? For reference, I am a legal citizen born on an Air Force Base, but all of my documents were lost. I'll be 18 by the time my CRBA gets here, so I won't be able to have my parents get me my ssc, I don't believe. Thanks!

Sunday, April 23, 2023 - 11:40

What Can I Do?

My driver's license was recently stolen. To get it replaced, I needed to have my social security card and birth certificate. My mother still had them at her house, and she mailed them to me. I never received them, and she didn't make them traceable. I have no idea how to proceed from here, as I can't replace my social security card without my driver's license, and I can't replace my driver's license without social security. I have no other form of state ID. What can I do to fix this situation.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 18:19

Can A Non-Immigrant Spouse Apply For A Social Security Number To Collect Spousal Benefits?

Can nonimmigrant spouses from temporary workers who are collecting SS benefit apply for a social security number "NOT VALID FOR EMPLOYMENT" to collect SS spousal benefit or to apply for Medicare on their spouses work history if they are married and lived together in the US for more than 10 years and the worker has earned at least 40 quarters

Friday, July 23, 2021 - 09:52

Can I Get A Replacement Social Security Card At A Different Office From Where The Original Was Issued?

I used to live in sacramento ca and my ssc and my childrens were stolen, we currently live in costa mesa ca. am i able to get replacement cards here in costa mesa or do i need to go to sacrament ca?

Hi. Social Security is a federal program, so you can apply for replacement Social Security cards at any Social Security office. You may even be able to apply online:

Best, Jerry

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 14:57

Can I Send In A Copy Of My Driver's License To Get A Replacement Social Security Card?

I need a. Replacement social security card. Must I send my drivers license in as proof of identity or can I
Send a copy. I don’t like being without my drivers license.

Hi. Social Security doesn't accept photocopies as evidence, but I think you can request a replacement card online without being required to mail in your driver's license. For more information on that process, refer to the following Social Security website:

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:56

Will Social Security Send Me A New Card If I Only Submit A Birth Certificate?

I sent for a copy of my social security card with my name at birth as Philadelphia Driver Bureau want transfer my drivers license with social security card with my married last name. I sent a copy of my birth certificate but forgot to send copy of drivers license with social security form. Will they send new card with one piece of ID, the birth certificate, I sent?


Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 10:53

How Can My Granddaughter Get A Hard Copy Of Her Social Security Card?

My granddaughter recently moved to NC from N.H. she is attempting to get a hard copy of her SS card from N.H. but it is one of a few states that doesn’t provide this service online. She is telling me all SS offices in N.H. remain closed because of Covid. What advice can you give her? She would appreciate your expertise. Thanks Larry !!


Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 08:25
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