Your Social Security number is attached to most of your personal and financial records. So losing your Social Security card is a very frightening experience. Even if you lose it, you might think that you’re okay because you can recite the number without a moment’s thought. But it is always important to have your card. This is because any employer may request it, or you want to use it for other reasons such as opening a bank account. In most cases, people safely store these cards until the next time someone asks for it. But what do you do when you have overturned your whole house, and you still cannot find it?
Technological advancements over the years have made the process of getting a replacement card quite simple. Most states in the United States require only your state ID, driver’s license or passport to apply for one. These are documents which can be used to authenticate your identity. However, it is essential to note that there are limits for card replacement. In a year, you are allowed to replace it up to three times. The maximum limit in your lifetime is ten times. After this, the regulations for replacement become stricter. This is why you must always be very careful when handling your Social Security card. In the event of misplacement or loss, you can follow the tips below to replace your card: (more…)