RE: [ARC_IL_DisasterServices] Destroyed ID's
Replacement Social Security Card for a U.S.-Born Citizen
You can replace your Social Security card for free if it is lost or stolen. However, you are limited to three replacement cards in a year and 10 during your lifetime. Legal name changes and other exceptions do not count toward these limits. For example, changes in immigration status that require card updates may not count toward these limits. Also, you may not be affected by these limits if you can prove you need the card to prevent a significant hardship.
To get a replacement card:
- Complete an Application For A Social Security Card (Form SS-5); and
- Show us documents proving:
- U.S. citizenship (if you have not already established your citizenship with us); and
- Take your completed application and documents to your local Social Security office.
We can accept only certain documents as proof of U.S. citizenship. These include a U.S. birth certificate, U.S. consular report of birth, U.S. passport, Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship.
We can accept only certain documents as proof of identity. An acceptable document must be current (not expired) and show your name, identifying information (date of birth or age) and preferably a recent photograph. For example, as proof of identity Social Security must see your:
- U.S. drivers license;
- State-issued nondriver identification card; or
- U.S. passport.
If you do not have one of these specific documents or you cannot get a replacement for one of them within 10 days, we will ask to see other documents, including:
- Employee ID card;
- School ID card;
- Health insurance card (not a Medicare card);
- U.S. military ID card; or
- Adoption decree.
We may use one document for two purposes. For example, we may use your U.S. passport as proof of both citizenship and identity.
All documents must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency. We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents.
We will mail your card as soon as we have all of your information and have verified your documents. Your replacement card will have the same name and number as your previous card.
Keep your Social Security card in a safe place. It is an important document. Do not carry it with you.
From: ARC_IL_DisasterServices@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ARC_IL_DisasterServices@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of arckankakeecounty@...
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 9:58 AM
Subject: RE: [ARC_IL_DisasterServices] Destroyed ID'sThis guy told me that you can't get the social security card without the driver's license and the Driver's License Bureau told him he can't get the license without the social security card.Gale
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From: "Glenda Plunkett" <gplunkett@midillino isredcross. org>
You can replace the social security card but it takes 2 weeks. (You are only
allowed 10 cards in a lifetime). I had to replace my son's so that he could
get his license. You must have two forms of identification such as the
original birth certificate and documentation from school (such as a High
School diploma). You can look on the federal website (Google Social
Security) and it will list what he can use for identification. Then after
replacing the social security card he can easily replace his driver's
Shelby-Moultrie Service Center Manager
Mid Illinois Chapter
American Red Cross
1403 West Main Street
Shelbyville. IL 62565
Office: 217 774-4122
Fax: 217 774-1322
Cell: 217 827-4403
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From: ARC_IL_DisasterServ ices@yahoogroups .com
[mailto:ARC_IL_DisasterServ ices@yahoogroups .com] On Behalf Of gdexter2001
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 4:20 PM
To: ARC_IL_DisasterServ ices@yahoogroups .com
Subject: [ARC_IL_DisasterSer vices] Destroyed ID's
What do chapter's do when fire client states driver's license lost in
fire and so was Social Security card? You can't replace IL license
without social security card and can't replace social secuity card
without driver's license.
Kankakee County Chapter