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How to Get a New Social Security Card Fast

by eHow Contributor

Do you need to replace a lost or stolen Social Security Card? Getting a new Social Security Card can be easy. Here is a quick guide on how to get a new social security card.

If your card has been lost or stolen, call the SSA to check your Social Security Record at 1-800-772-1213. Notify them if any fraudulent activity has been practiced with your SSN.

Complete a Form SS-5 Application for a Social Security Card and attach the required proof of citizenship documents. This form can be downloaded at socialsecurity.gov for free. All documents must be originals. Photocopies will not be accepted as they can easily be altered. After you have been issued your new Social Security Card the originals will be returned to you.

Mail your application along with your documents to your local Social Security Office. You can also take your application into your local office in person (recommended) if you don't feel comfortable sending your original documents through the mail. You can find your nearest Social Security Office by using the locator function on the website I listed in step #2. Offices are located by entering your five digit zip code.

Items you will need
  • Social Security Number
  • Proof of citizenship