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How does your Social Security number get chosen?
Since 1972, when SSA began assigning SSNs and issuing cards centrally from Baltimore, the area number assigned has been based on the ZIP code in the mailing address provided on the application for the original Social Security card. Generally, numbers were assigned beginning in the northeast and moving westward.
How do I get a new name and Social Security number?
People who want to ask for a new Social Security number must:
- Apply in person at a Social Security office;
- Complete an application;
- Provide a statement explaining the reasons for needing a new number;
- Provide current, credible, third-party evidence documenting the reasons for needing a new number; and.
How can I get a Social Security card without ID?
If you have lost all of your IDs and don’t have a Social Security card replacement, the best thing you can do is to first get a certified copy of your birth certificate.
WHO issues a Social Security card?
the Social Security Administration
The number is issued to an individual by the Social Security Administration, an independent agency of the United States government.
What does the first 3 digits of your SSN mean?
The first three (3) digits of a person’s social security number are determined by the ZIP Code of the mailing address shown on the application for a social security number. The number merely established that his/her card was issued by one of our offices in that State.
Can I get my baby Social Security number online?
The easiest way to apply for a Social Security number for your child is to complete a birth registration form, which has a box you can check to request a number for your child. To save time, download and complete Form SS-5 from the SSA website (www.socialsecurity.gov/online/ss-5.pdf) before you go.
How can I prove my identity without ID?
You can use any document from the following list:
- State identification (ID) card.
- Driver license.
- US passport or passport card.
- US military card (front and back)
- Military dependent’s ID card (front and back)
- Permanent Resident Card.
- Certificate of Citizenship.
- Certificate of Naturalization.