Need a New Social Security Card? Apply Online!

Need a New Social Security Card? Apply Online!

Social Security Card online
Apply for your Social Security card online today!

Your Social Security card is probably one of the most important documents you can possess. If it is lost or stolen, you should get a new card right away. The Social Security Administration (SSA) makes this task relatively easy by allowing you the option of applying online! Let us from Social Security Disability Advocates USA explain how it works and what you can do to apply for your Social Security card online.

Here are the basics:

If your SS card is lost or stolen, you may not necessarily have to apply in person. If you meet the following conditions, you can apply for a replacement card online:

  • You are a U.S. citizen 18 years or older and have a U.S. mailing address, and you
  • Are not requesting any change to your SS card, and
  • You have a driver’s license or another state-issued ID card from one of many participating states.

If you meet all these conditions, you can apply for your new SS card online. Simply set up your My Social Security account online and get started! Applying online is often easier and less cumbersome than having to go to your local Social Security office in person. If you can, you should apply for your Social Security card online. In addition, certain states are ineligible for this online service. Check back soon, though! The online application service is constantly expanding into more states.

If you do not meet the previous conditions, you will have to apply for a new SS card in person.

Documents Required

The required documents vary depending on your citizenship status and other factors. You will need documents proving your citizenship, age, and identity.

For citizenship, the SSA only accepts U.S. birth certificates or U.S. passports.

For age, you must present your birth certificate, if one exists. If one does not exist, you can show a religious record made before the age of 5 indicating the date of your birth, a U.S. hospital record showing the date of birth, or your U.S. passport. Keep in mind, if you are over age 12 and requesting an original SS card, the SSA will ask you for evidence that you don’t already have a SS number. For example, if you lived outside the U.S., you’ll need to show a record indicating long-term stay outside the U.S. If you lived in the U.S., the SSA may request tax records and information on schools you attended to show that you indeed never got a Social Security number.

To prove your identity, the SSA accepts U.S. driver’s licenses, State-issued ID cards, and U.S. passports. If these are unavailable, the SSA will ask to see other documents such as an employee ID card, a school ID card, a health insurance (not Medicare) card, or a U.S. military ID card.

All documents must be originals or copies that have been certified by the issuing agency. Photocopied or notarized copies are unacceptable.

Once everything has been verified, you are good to go to get your new Social Security card!

Still Wondering If You Should Get Your Social Security Card Online?

If you have further questions about Social Security, call SSDA USA today! Our attorneys work to address your every concern, so don’t keep your questions to yourself. You can reach us anytime at 602-952-3200. Alternatively, you can contact us online and check out our LiveChat feature. Leave your questions to the professionals. Call SSDA USA today!

This is attorney advertising. SSDA, LLC is a group of attorneys that pursues claims for Social Security Disability benefits on behalf of its clients against the Social Security Administration. SSDA, LLC is in no way a part of the Social Security Administration. Further, the information on this blog is for general information purposes only. Nothing herein should be taken as legal advice. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, a representative-client relationship.

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