Now, if you need a replacement Social Security number (SSN) replacement card, you can easily request one on the Social Security Administration’s new online service through its my Social Security portal. Click here for more information and here to get started.
The agency is conducting a gradual roll out of their new service and is not yet available in all states. All Virginia and District of Columbia residents 18 and older can create a my Social Security account and use its services. In addition to being able to request replacement SSN cards through the portal, current Social Security beneficiaries can manage their account, change an address, adjust direct deposit, obtain a benefit verification letter, or request a replacement SSA-1099. Medicare beneficiaries can also request a replacement Medicare card without waiting for a replacement form in the mail. Account holders still in the workforce can verify their earnings history and obtain estimates of future benefits by looking at their Social Security Statement online.
This new online service will mean shorter wait times for the public in the more than 1,200 Social Security offices across the country and will allow staff to spend more time helping customers who have extensive service needs.