You only get one Social Security number and it is something that you can never change. It is assigned at birth and stays with you for your entire life. You can’t get a new one or switch it, even if you are a victim of identity theft. Hopefully you have kept your Social Security card in a safe place where you can’t lose it, but if you have lost it you are going to need to get another copy.
Identity Prove For Social Security Card
You can get another copy of your Social Security card through your local Social Security card replacement office or you can apply for one online. You are going to have to prove your identity before you can get your card so you have to have documents that prove who you are and you are going to need to submit them before you can get your replacement card.
Keep Social Security Card Safely
Once you get your replacement card you are going to need to keep it somewhere safe so you don’t have to go through the hassle of getting another card again. It is important to keep it somewhere very safe where you get another card. Keep it in a cabinet or even in a safe where you keep your other important documents.
It can take a few weeks to get your replacement Social Security card through the mail. You will get it faster if you go to the office though you are going to have to wait a long time to get seen. The Social Security offices tend to be packed with people and you have to take a number and wait your turn which can be a long and tedious process. The method you choose is going to depend on how much time you have to wait for your card.