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My children’s social security cards stolen, can I apply for new numbers for them?

social_security_personQ) My purse was stolen which had my children’s social security cards, can I apply for new numbers for them?

A) According to the Social Security Administration – You can replace your Social Security card for free if it is lost or stolen. However, you may not need to get a replacement card. Knowing your Social Security number is what is important.

You need a Social Security number to get a job, collect Social Security benefits and receive some government services but you do not often need to show your Social Security card.

More information here http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber/ss5.htm

2 Responses to My children’s social security cards stolen, can I apply for new numbers for them?

  1. According to the Social Security Administration – You can replace your Social Security card for free if it is lost or stolen. However, you may not need to get a replacement card. Knowing your Social Security number is what is important.

    You need a Social Security number to get a job, collect Social Security benefits and receive some government services but you do not often need to show your Social Security card.

    More information here http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber/ss5.htm

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