Losing your Social Security card can be frustrating. If you’re looking to replace it, the process can seem daunting. However, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a new, streamlined process for requesting a replacement card.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Visit the SSA’s website.
- Click on the “Social Security Number and Card” webpage.
- Answer the questions to see if you can replace your card online or if you’ll need to visit a Social Security office.
What determines if you can replace your card online vs. in person? To skip the trip to the SSA office, you’ll need a few things. You must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, and be requesting a replacement card with no changes to your name or other information. You’ll also need a driver’s license or state-issued ID card.