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What You Need to Know About Getting A Social Security Name Change

Social Security Name Change

The function of a Social Security name change, as can come up and will be necessary in the event that, for a number of possible reasons, an individual decides to legally change the name by which he or she is known in the U.S., is provided for the relevant authority of the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Moreover, the U.S. Social Security Administration also provides for people to change name on Social Security card in the event of a mistake in that which has been assigned to them. In this regard, people can refer, in general, to the Social Security Online website at www.ssa.gov, as well as to the specific section on “Changing Your Name on your Social Security Card,” at http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/315/~/changing-your-name-on-your-social-security-card.

The first part of a “change name on Social Security card” function is provided through the basic kind of documentation of an Application for A Social Security Card, or Form SS-5, as is commonly administered to people who have lost their Social Security card or need to receive one for the first time. The completion of this document constitutes the first recognized step in a Social Security name change.

As the second stage of a “change name on Social Security card” process, a person will have to provide, in addition to the proof of personal identity and recognized U.S. citizenship or other form of permissible residence and employment in the country, proof of the name change’s legality. Step 3 is to submit, by mail or in person, the relevant documentation.

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