What do i need to do to get my lost social security card replaced?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Go to the social security office and fill out a form for a replacement. You'll need your ID and/or birth certificate.

  • 1 decade ago

    You can replace your Social Security card for free if it is lost or stolen. However, you are limited to three replacement cards in a year and 10 during your lifetime. Legal name changes and other exceptions do not count toward these limits. For example, changes in noncitizen status that require card updates may not count toward these limits. Also, you may not be affected by these limits if you can prove you need the card to prevent a significant hardship.

    To get a replacement card:

    * Complete an Application For A Social Security Card (Form SS-5); and

    * Show us documents proving:

    o U.S. citizenship (or immigration status and work eligibility); and

    o Identity.

    * Take (or mail) your completed application and documents to your local Social Security office.

    Check out this site:

    http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/ssa.cfg/php/en...

  • 1 decade ago

    Fill out a form at their website and send it in to them, or go in to one of their offices.

    To get a replacement card:

    Complete an Application For A Social Security Card (Form SS-5); and

    Show us documents proving:

    U.S. citizenship (or immigration status and work eligibility); and

    Identity.

    Take (or mail) your completed application and documents to your local Social Security office.

  • 1 decade ago

    Birth Certificate and I D

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  • 1 decade ago

    because your number if not already in use can be used to get jobs credit ect for illegals and you want to make sure that your contributions go to your account and not someone else's

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    go to your local ss building and fill out the application

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