(Closed) Name Change Question!

posted 5 years ago in Names
Post # 3
11356 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@MrsWBS:  I changed my name with SSA and the DMV on the same day, one right after the other.

I would have your license changed immediately and then change your name with your employer and bank.  I’m not sure about this, but it seems to me that your direct deposit is based on your account number, which would still be the same regardless of your name. 

Post # 4
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

my employer only needed to see a copy of my SSN to confirm the name change. they didn’t need the license. your bank will need the license though, but direct deposit is based on your account and routing number, not your name.


Post # 5
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Changing your name with your employer won’t affect your direct deposit.  I changed my name on SS and DMV but didn’t change it with my bank yet.  My employer changed my name on direct deposit and I still get paid.  It goes by your account number

Post # 6
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

For tax purposes, employers typically require that your name in their system match what is on your Social Security Card.  I work in HR and handle the name changes and only require the SS Card not a drivers license to make the change. 

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