Replace a Social Security Card
Misplacing or losing one's Social Security card is a common predicament.
Misplacing or losing one's Social Security card is a common predicament. The good news is that replacing a Social Security card is easier than you'd think.
1. Go to www.ssa.gov; download an application for a new card.
2. Gather original documents or certified copies that prove your citizenship -- your birth certificate, passport or certificate of citizenship -- and your identity. Be sure that your ID is current. Click here for a list of acceptable IDs.
3. Deliver the completed application and documents to your local Social Security office.
4. Keep the card in a safe place -- not in your wallet.