The Best Place to Keep Your Social Security Card to Protect It—And You

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Keeping your Social Security card safe is an important part of maintaining your financial security. It’s easy to take for granted the importance of keeping this card safe until it’s too late and someone else has access to your personal information.

To avoid any potential misuse of your Social Security card, it’s important to keep it in a secure place. The official Social Security blog, Social Security Matters, recommends keeping your card in one specific place: at home.

Why is it important to keep your card at home? By always keeping this critical document in the same place, you can better protect yourself against identity theft and other security breaches.

However, it’s common to think that you might need to bring this card with you in certain situations. Applying for benefits, filling out paperwork for a new job, or even getting a driver’s license can all require your Social Security number or identification, but bringing your actual Social Security card to any of these activities is not necessary.

Keep your information safe by keeping your Social Security card at home. The Seniors Center is here to help seniors stay safe from identity theft and other forms of fraud. For more resources and tips on staying secure, be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook!