Lost or Stolen Social Security Card? What You Need to Know

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Most of us use our Social Security number all of the time, whether it’s at the doctor’s office, at the bank, or applying for government benefits and filing taxes. You need a Social Security number to apply for jobs, to open a credit card account, and even to get married. Because we use this number so much, many of us have it memorized and very rarely have to pull out our Social Security cards – but what happens if your Social Security card is lost or stolen?

Having your Social Security card lost or stolen may expose you to identity theft and fraud, lost finances, and damaged credit. We’ve created this guide to help you understand how to quickly replace your Social Security card if it falls into the wrong hands. Continue reading