Post # 1
Hello! I’m ready to change to my married name and I thought I was all ready and prepared, but now I’ve got a dilemma. I don’t have a social security card– I know my #, but I lost the card a few years ago. I haven’t needed to paper copy of it since. SS knows it was lost, I just didn’t fill out the paperwork to get a new one. I know i know, it’s bad!
2 questions. 1)should i go get my drivers license changed first, or social security? I don’t want to mess up the order.
2) Should I file my taxes for 2009 before I change my name? I have not changed my name at work yet.
Thanks for any help!
Post # 3
Go to social security before the DMV, and I would suggest filing your taxes before you change your name, just to make things easier!
Post # 4
You need to change your social security card first. Go to the office and they will tell you what you need to do in order to change your name since you don’t have the card. Then go to the DMV. You cannot file as your married name until you have changed your name with social security. If you can’t get it done before April 15, then file under your maiden name. Good luck!
Post # 5
It actually depends on your state. I went to the SS office, waited there for 2 hours for them to tell me that I should’ve gone to the DMV first. I was so frustrated!
Definitely file your taxes under your maiden name first though. It will make things a ton easier…especially since you didn’t get married until 2010.
Post # 6
Oh wait, didn’t realize you were married in 2010. You should file under your maiden name, and don’t forget that you are still single in 2009 so you will both file seperately as single.
Post # 7
Check with your state. Here in California, I had to go to the SS first and then DMV, banks, etc.
Post # 8
I think it depends on certain states. I’m here in Kansas and I went to the DMV first to get my license changed and then I was able to send in paperwork to the SS office closest to my town. I didn’t need a copy of my ss card to change my name at the SS office, just a copy of the marriage license and the form that I filled out. Good Luck!
Post # 9
You need to change your SS# before you do anything. Bring your marriage license to nearest social security office. I’ve heard of people changing their license before and I also know people who did this and their social security records were a little messed up. Once you have your new social security card you can change your license, bank accounts, etc. Also, for 2009 file with your married name since you were not married in 2009.