how do you get a new SS card

posted 3 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@oxstardust421xo:  You have to go to the social security office in your town. Then apply there. 

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Yeah, google the location of your local SS office.  And there’s a form online you can print off and fill out, so you can just drop it off.

If you don’t want to go to the office, you can also mail in your old SS card, the form, and I think another form of ID like a passport.  I did this because we don’t have a SS office nearby.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

And make sure you set aside a whole day for it, because the social security office makes the DMV look zippy.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@oxstardust421xo:  fill out the SS form online, print it off. take all your forms of ID you own with you just in case. i took my birth certificate, passport, driver’s license, old social security card and marriage license. you HAVE TO TAKE your marriage license, old social security card and drivers license, but they also like the other two so they can change your info in the federal system. they will confiscate your old SS card.

go right when they open first thing in the morning and it will be easier. i live in a large metropolitan area, and i called ahead to see which day would be slowest. i went when they opened on that day and i was in and out in about 30-45 minutes. youll get your new card in the mail.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yeah, they can be pretty slow.  I went about an hour before the closed in the afternoon, and it took me 45 minutes.  

Definitely print the form online, and bring your passport or drivers license with you along with an official copy of your marriage license.  It’s OK if the ID has your maiden name on it, but the SS office won’t accept any form of temporary ID.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@TwoStatesBride:  They didn’t take my SS card….they told me to keep it until I received my new one.  Did they really take yours away?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@oxstardust421xo:  I mailed mine in with the rewuired form, my CERTIFIED marriage license (not a copy) and my passport.  I sent it all certified mail because I was so nervous about it getting stolen.  Make sure when you sign the form, you sign it with your MARRIED name.  It was all quick and easy to mail in!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Audrey2_sings:  yupp. they took it, marked it up, and when i asked if i could keep it she said no, that unfortunately they don’t allow you to keep your old one once you’ve ordered a new one.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

@iarebridezilla:  +1

It took me 6 hours to go back to my maiden name after I got divorced. It was literally 3 minutes at the counter once I was called and I was done, walked out with a confirmation letter with my new (old) name on it, it was just the 6 hours waiting to get up to the counter.

Edited to add: I did not have my old SS card and it didn’t matter. I had the SS form filled out, I had a federally issued ID (my passport with correct name) and a certified copy of the legal document (marriage license or divorce decree, whichever applies. LOL) 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

You ladies are crazy! I mailed that stuff in. No WAY was I messing around with the actual office!

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