TThe Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains records of reported earnings for people assigned a Social Security number.
This record is identified by the individual’s name and social security number to ensure accurate accounting of wages or self-employment income.
People who need a social security number can apply for one by completing a specific application and providing the necessary evidence.
The Social Security card is an identity document issued by the SSA. It displays the person’s name, social security number, and sometimes other relevant information.
The Social Security Number (SSN) is a unique nine-digit number assigned to US citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents with work permits.
The card serves as proof of an individual’s SSN and may be required for a variety of purposes, including employment, obtaining government benefits, filing taxes, and accessing certain services.
It’s important to keep your Social Security card safe and avoid sharing your SSN unless necessary as this is sensitive personal information that could be used for identity theft.
How many times can the Social Security card be replaced?
There are limits to the number of replacement Social Security number cards the SS can issue. You can get up to three replacement cards per year and ten replacement cards over your lifetime.
Exceptions to these limitations may be considered on a case-by-case basis in exceptional circumstances. Name changes (verified legal name and/or surname changes) and changes in alien status requiring a modification of a restrictive SSN card legend are considered material circumstances and are not included in the annual or lifetime limit.
An exception may be granted if you provide evidence showing significant difficulties without a card. An example of significant difficulty is providing a letter of recommendation from a government social security agency stating that a Social Security number card is required to access benefits or services.