How To Obtain A Social Security Card

Stack of Social Security Cards

The process to obtain a social security card can vary. We provide the requirements for these processes on this page, this may include the required documents and paperwork needed when filing out a social security card application.

If after reading the information here and you still have questions or issues, we then suggest you contact your local Social Security office. The information provided from the links below assume you are an adult and a US Citizen.


Social Security Card Application

All required documents must be the original copy and not photocopied or notarized copies. If you are applying on behalf of someone else you must show evidence of your relationship to, or responsibility for, the person for whom you are filing. You must also show proof of your identity.


The Need For A Social Security Card

It is important to obtain a social security card so that you can get a job. This then allows you to collect Social Security benefits and receive additional government services. We advise that you do not carry your card around as you do not need to show your social security card very often. Keep it in a safe place with your other important papers.

Elliot Marks

Elliot Marks

Elliot has spent years providing clear and concise information to help navigate the complex nuances of social security and many other government services in the United States. Elliot has a passion for helping those in need of these services to be able to find timely access to news and information that is relevant and helpful to their daily lives.