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There are two main ways to get a replacement Social Security card:

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1. Online (if eligible):

The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers a convenient online application process for replacing a lost, stolen, or damaged Social Security card. However, there are eligibility requirements:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen age 18 or older with a valid driver's license or state-issued ID card from a participating state or the District of Columbia. You can see a list of participating states here: [invalid URL removed].

Here's how to apply for a replacement Social Security card online:

  • Visit the SSA website: https://www.ssa.gov/number-card/replace-card
  • Click on the "Replace your Social Security card" link.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the application. You will need to provide some personal information, including your name, date of birth, Social Security number (if you know it), and mailing address.
  • Once you submit the application, the SSA will process it and mail you a replacement card within 10 business days.

2. In-Person at a Local Social Security Office:

If you are not eligible to apply online or prefer an in-person approach, you can visit your local Social Security office.

What to bring to your local Social Security office:

  • Proof of your identity (such as a driver's license, passport, or birth certificate).
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship (if you were not born in the United States).
  • Documents showing your Social Security number, if available (such as a W-2 form or pay stub).

Additional points to consider:

  • There is no fee to replace a Social Security card.
  • You can generally only get three replacement cards per year.
  • Be wary of scams: The SSA will never ask you for money or personal information over the phone or email to replace your Social Security card.

I hope this information helps you get a replacement Social Security card!

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