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I lost my SS card.  Does anyone know if I can just go down to the local SS office and get a new one?  I can’t seem to get any answers on line or on the phone.  Everything is automated.

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      Paris Mano wrote Jun 25, 2010
    • You can go to the SS website. I am pretty sure you can fill out a form to get a duplicate card. You may have to go to the SS office but I think they have a form. Check it out at the site. You may just be able to do it on the computer. If you can’t, I would try to make an appointment instead of just going and waiting. Let us know what you find out.heart




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      Paris Mano wrote Jun 25, 2010
    • Replacing a lost Social Security card  

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        I lost my Social Security card. What should I do?  

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      •  You only need to contact Social Security to apply for a replacement Social Security card if you don't know your Social Security number *  or if you need to show your card to a new employer. If you need a card, you can replace it for free.

      For more information about what you need to do to get a replacement card and where to send your completed Application for a Social Security Card (SS-5), see Documents You Need for a Social Security Card. See also our Question, Where should I send my completed Application for a Social Security Card.

      You are limited to three replacement cards in a year and 10 during your lifetime. Legal name changes and changes in immigration 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.

      You can prevent the loss or misuse of your Social Security card by keeping it in a safe place with your other important papers. Only carry it with you when you need it for a specific purpose, such as to apply for a job.




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      Paris Mano wrote Jun 25, 2010
    • Looks like you can just mail it in but go to the website to download the application form and information on what you need to send if any!  

       Hope this helps!




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      Linni wrote Jun 25, 2010
    • cool information Paris!
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      Mzd3 wrote Jun 25, 2010
    • Very helpful Paris!




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jun 25, 2010
    • I had to do that for hubz!




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      Momofthreeprincess wrote Jun 25, 2010
    • Thank you Paris!  I seem to have lost mine even though I put it in the safe that Dipshit took.  Go figure.




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      Mary Clark wrote Jun 26, 2010
    • Glad you posted that Paris.  I have to print that exact info out for my credit union members.
      But working for a financial institution and dealing with fraud...let me add that because you LOST your social security card, you also need to contact SS to let them flag your number that it’s been lost.  If someone finds that card they could possibly use it to open up credit cards, accounts, etc.  

      It’s really best to NOT carry your social security card in your purse or wallet.  Most of the time you only need to provide the number, not the card.  My suggestion is to keep that card in a safe deposit box at your credit union or bank or in a fire proof safe.

      Also, make a copy of all your credit cards-everything in your wallet so if it’s lost or stolen you will know exactly what was in there.  Write beside each card the number to call so you can cancel it.  It will speed up your process if this ever happens.




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      Margie Cirillo-Alimena wrote Jun 27, 2010
    • I lost my Social Security card. What should I do?  

        Answer  

        You only need to contact Social Security to apply for a replacement Social Security card if you don’t know your Social Security number or if you need to show your card to a new employer. If you need a card, you can replace it for free.

      For more information about what you need to do to get a replacement card and where to send your completed Application for a Social Security Card (SS-5), see Documents You Need for a Social Security Card. See also our Question, Where should I send my completed Application for a Social Security Card.

      You are limited to three replacement cards in a year and 10 during your lifetime. Legal name changes and changes in immigration 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.

      You can prevent the loss or misuse of your Social Security card by keeping it in a safe place with your other important

      Just Google replace social security card




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      Paris Mano wrote Jun 28, 2010
    • Thank you Maryclark. Great info. Yes they do say not to carry your SS card with you. Copying all credit cards and a copy of your drivers license or any AAA cards is also helpful. Thanksheart




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