Lost your Social Security Card? Replace it without leaving home
Though you don’t use your Social Security Card on a daily basis, there are several important situations when it’s necessary to have it with you. Medical offices use the card both for billing and insurance purposes. Also, if you want to open a bank account, you must have your Social Security Card with you. Banks use the card to report the interest your account accrues to the IRS, verify your identity in case you forget your account number or verify your credit worthiness.
If your Social Security Card is lost or stolen, you can replace it for free. Note that you’re limited to three replacement cards in a year, and 10 during your lifetime.
How do I fill out the application for a Social Security Card online?
First of all, you must fill out an application for a Social Security Card replacement. The good news is you don’t need to leave your home to do it. Use PDFfiller, a handy digital workflow solution, to fill out your application and send it online.
Find your form in PDFfiller’s online IRS Tax Forms Catalog. Once you click on the name, it will open on your screen and a smart wizard will guide you through the fields you should fill out. When you finish, you’ll be offered to either download the document on your computer or have it emailed straight away.
What other documents do I need to replace my Social Security Card?
After you file an application, address your local Social Security office. You will have to provide a document that verifies your identity. This may be a U.S. driver’s license or a state issued non-driver identification card.
Keep in mind that all documents must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency. No photocopies, notarized copies or receipts showing you applied for the document are accepted.
How soon do I get my new Social Security Card?
You will receive your new Social Security Card by mail as soon as your documents are verified. Your replacement card will have the same name and number as your previous card.
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