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How can I protect my Social Security number?

You should treat your Social Security number as confidential information and avoid giving it out unnecessarily. You should keep your Social Security card in a safe place with your other important papers. Do not carry it with you unless you need to show it to an employer or service provider.

We do several things to protect your number from misuse. For example, they require and carefully inspect proof of identity from people who apply to replace lost or stolen Social Security cards, or for corrected cards. One reason they do this is to prevent people from fraudulently obtaining Social Security numbers to establish false identities. they maintain the privacy of Social Security records unless:

  • The law requires them to disclose information to another government agency; or
  • Your information is needed to conduct Social Security or other government health or welfare program business.

You should be very careful about sharing your number and card to protect against misuse of your number. Giving your number is voluntary even when you are asked for the number directly. If requested, you should ask:

  • Why your number is needed;
  • How your number will be used;
  • What happens if you refuse; and
  • What law requires you to give your number.

The answers to these questions can help you decide if you want to give your Social Security number. The decision is yours

Comments

Lossing my wallet with my driver license, SSN# and other Cards.

March 10, 2011 by Guest

Today, I loss my credits, driver license, social security card and other Cards including Macy Card, Costco...ion my wallet at CVS store parking lot. around 8:10PM March 9, 2011.

What shall I do right now? please give me suggestion.

Best Regards,
G C

Lost wallet

March 10, 2011 by David Luhman

We generally only comment on Social Security issues. However, immediately contacting your credit card issuers is recommended.

See here to replace your SS card :

http://socialsecurityhop.com/en/pubs/social-security-card-number/lost-st...

Lost SS Card

March 11, 2011 by Guest

I don't live with my mom and my father passed away, so i'm living with legal guardians. We do not have my social security card, but I have been assigned one before. Both of my guardians work and dont have the time to go to the SS office. Is there any way i could get a replacement card online and get the card mailed to my home?

Obtaining replacement card via mail

March 12, 2011 by David Luhman

Please see this post. Note documents you send in will be returned by the SSA.

http://socialsecurityhop.com/faqs/251/replace-a-lost-social-security-card

Is same day replacement possible?

March 12, 2011 by Guest

My sister is hospitalized and the hospital needs a copy of her social security card. Went to a self service copy center and somehow the social security card got lost. The hospital requires her documentation right away. Is there any way I can obtain a replacement card the same day with appropriate authorization from her for me to do that for her and providing her passport as identification? Thank you for any help you can provide.

Same day card replacement

March 13, 2011 by David Luhman

I have heard of same-day replacement when you visit your local Social Security office. However, since it sounds like the cardholder herself can't travel, you should first contact the office directly.

Social Security accidentally shared by another person

April 13, 2011 by Guest

An incident has arisen where a judge gave a document to another party that contained my husbands SS# and demographic information. How should we proceed? Should we change his SS#?

Accidental sharing of Social Security number

April 13, 2011 by David Luhman

I recommend contacting Social Security directly for this. Additionally, you may want to take action to protect your identity and financial accounts.

wrong birthday date off by 1 day

April 14, 2011 by Guest

Found out the Social Security office has my birthday 1 day earlier than it actually is. Not my fault, looks to me like when it was entered wrong, when originally entered. Now I have learned I have to bring a certified copy of my birth certificate to my local office take a day off of work to fill out your special form to get it corrected , WHY?????.

Correcting date of birth on Social Security card

April 14, 2011 by David Luhman

Yes, sorry, from what I've seen the correction procedure is the same regardless of fault. Please see this post :

http://socialsecurityhop.com/forums/other-social-security-issues/birthdate

different ssn

April 15, 2011 by Guest

my fiance tried to get a prepaid debt card and they told him that his ssn didnt belong to him. hes never changes his name and has the ss card to prove its his number. its causes problems with taxes and check cashing also. is wasnt entered wrong and its the same number hes had his entire life. what does he need to do to fix this so it doesnt cause any further issues?

social security card

December 6, 2011 by Guest

how do you go about 'flagging' your ss number if you think someone has used your number ?

"Locking" your Social Security number if misused by another

December 7, 2011 by David Luhman

See the following link for advice from the Social Security Administration if someone is using your number.

It is possible to get a new number. Be careful before taking this option as getting a new number has advantages and disadvantages.

http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10064.html#new

new social security number

December 7, 2011 by Guest

I am currently waiting for a new social security number mail notification so I can start my new job. It has been 2 weeks, given my reference number, could I find out if a number has been assigned/approved instead of waiting for the mail?
I'm in Canada, so the 855-881-0213 number does not seem to work, is there another number?
Thanks

Contacting Social Security from Canada

December 7, 2011 by David Luhman

The link below may provide a better way to contact the US Social Security Administration from Canada :

http://www.ssa.gov/foreign/canada.htm

after getting mugged

May 3, 2012 by Guest

I recently was robbed six hours ago and my wallet was taking with id and social security card will I be able to obtain a new one with just a birth certificate and will I have to pay for a new id since I was robbed?

Replacing a Social Security card

May 3, 2012 by David Luhman

You will need two pieces of documentation. One to prove your identity (ex. driver license) and one to prove your citizenship (ex. US birth certificate or passport).

There is no charge to replace a Social Security card.

http://socialsecurityhop.com/faqs/251/replace-a-lost-social-security-card


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