How to Apply for a Social Security Card Replacement

Applying for a Social Security replacement card, especially online, can be fairly straightforward. You just need the right documentation on hand.

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It can be frustrating searching for your Social Security card, coming up empty and realizing you need to get a new one.

Even with the Social Security Administration offices mostly closed to the public right now because of COVID-19, getting a card replacement can be fairly straightforward. But you need to have the right documentation for the agency to issue you a new one.

Here are four things you need to know about getting a Social Security card replacement. (opens in new tab)

Senior Retirement Editor, Kiplinger.com

Jackie Stewart is the senior retirement editor for Kiplinger.com and the senior editor for Kiplinger's Retirement Report.