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  •  No you do not need the card. (1+ / 0-)
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    Oh Mary Oh

    I did not see in your post where you mentioned the need for a card except in the subject line.

    You definitely do not need the card itself. The number yes. Card, no.

    Under certain circumstances you may need BC, divorce papers, etc..., but you do not need your card.

    •  to correct errors in social security records (0+ / 0-)

      and get a new record with all data points: current name, date of birth, where born, and current id like a drivers license. That squares your record of your social security number with the valid name on your claim. To get a job, you need a social security card. The only place you need to carry the card is in to show a new employer. Otherwise, leave the ss card at home and if possible, never carry the number with you in your wallet or purse.

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