What if I did not get my latest Social Security or SSI benefits?
- If you live in a disaster area, ask your local post office if it has your check.
- If your check is lost, call 1-800-772-1213 or go to your local Social Security District Office.
- You may also be able to talk with someone from Social Security at a Disaster Recover Center (DRC).
What should I do if I lost my Social Security card?
- You need to visit a Social Security office or complete the Form SS-5 Application for a Social Security Card. The online form in available in English and Spanish.
- Social Security will want evidence of your identity.
- If you were born outside of the United States, you must show proof of your U.S. Citizenship or current lawful immigration status.
How can I provide "evidence of identity"?
You can show one of the following:
- U.S. driver's license
- U.S. State-issued non-driver identity card
- U.S. Passport
- a Military ID card
- Certificate of Naturalization
- Employee identity card
- Certified copy of medical record (clinic, doctor or hospital)
- Health insurance card
- Medicaid card
- School identity card or record
For young children, Social Security may accept medical records maintained by a medical provider. Social Security may also accept a final adoption decree, or school identity card or other school record maintained by the school.
How can I locate a Social Security office where I live?
Click here to visit the Social Security Administration Office Locator.
Reviewed May 2014
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