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 I need the name on my child’s SS card to be changed. What documentation would I need to bring with me?

Q) I need the name on my child’s SS card to be changed. What documentation would I need to bring with me? we have a NH legal name change letter already. Anything else?

A) According to the Social Security Website:

To change your name on your card, you must show us documents proving your legal name change and identity. If you are a U.S. citizen, you also must show us a document proving your U.S. citizenship, if it is not already in our records. You must present original documents or copies certified by the agency that issued them. We can’t accept photocopies or notarized copies.

To prove your legal name change, you must show one of the following documents:

Marriage document;
Divorce decree;
Certificate of naturalization showing a new name; or
Court order for a name change.
To prove your identity, you must show an unexpired document showing your name, identifying information, and photograph, such as one of the following:

U.S. driver’s license;
State-issued non-driver’s identification card; or
U.S. passport.
If you don’t have one of those documents available, we may be able to accept your:

Employer identification card;
School identification card;
Health insurance card; or
U.S. military identification card.
To prove your U.S. citizenship, you must show one of the following documents:

U.S. birth certificate;
U.S. Consular Report of Birth Abroad;
U.S. passport (unexpired);
Certificate of Naturalization; or
Certificate of Citizenship.
Whatever your reason for your name change, Social Security is here to help you with the new… you! Fill out the form online and follow the instructions to ensure your Social Security card is delivered in a timely manner. You can also locate your local field office so you can apply for your updated card and show your required documents in person.

Source: https://blog.ssa.gov/need-to-change-your-name-on-your-social-security-card/

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  1. The benefit verification letter, sometimes called a “benefits letter,” or a “Social Security award letter,” serves as proof of your retirement, disability, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Medicare benefits. It also serves as proof that you have applied for benefits or that you have never received Social Security benefits or SSI.
    To get your benefits letter:
    1 Sign in to or Create a
    my Social Security account.
    2 Select the blue Replacement Documents link on
    the right side of the screen.
    3 Select Get a Benefit Verification Letter
    and customize your letter to suit your needs.
    4 Select Apply to Letter when you’re finished.
    5 Print your letter by selecting Print Now or save it
    by selecting Save a Copy. Close the pop-up box
    when you’re done!

    IF you are having difficulty with your Social Security Account please call the SCA at 1-800-772-1213

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HI- can I get- a bpqy letter ?

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What are the requirements to retire?

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city offered a 457b deferred compensation..Will my Social Security benefits be subject to any reduction

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As my mother’s executor, need to change social security address to mine?

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How can I get a award notice from Social Security Administration

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 I need the name on my child’s SS card to be changed. What documentation would I need to bring with me?

Q) I need the name on my child’s SS card to be changed. What documentation would I need to bring with me? we have a NH legal name change letter already. Anything else? A) According to the Social Security Website: To change your name on your card, you must show us documents proving your legal name change… Continue Reading

Need a Benefits letter

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I’m disabled I receive SSA benefits if my children’s dad is also disabled is my child eligible to receive benefits

Q) I’m disabled I receive SSA benefits if my children’s dad is also disabled is my child eligible to receive benefits A) With both you and your child’s dad being disabled it can be very difficult emotionally financially. The Social Security Administration does provides financial disability benefits in cases when a disability disrupts the ability of an… Continue Reading

What paperwork do I need to send to the Social Security office with my W-4V form?

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My husband and I gained legal guardianship of our grand kids. Father died, mother incarcerated. How do we get their benefits?

Q) My husband and I have gained legal guardianship of our 3 grand kids. Our son died October 24th, 2016 and his children are receiving death benefits through their mother. Their mother is now incarcerated in AZ and says the money will continue to load onto her debit card each month and she will use it… Continue Reading

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