Did you know that now in 40 states across the county, including California, you can request a new Social Security card online? This is a fast, secure and convenient service currently available to 86% of the population. Over 2 million people have already used this online service.
In California, if you own a California driver’s license or a state-issued identification card, are requesting only a replacement card and no other changes, and you meet a few other certain requirements, you can use Social Security’s free online service from anywhere by going through their my Social Security portal. You’ll need to create a my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount/.
Is It Safe?
Yes. Social Security protects your information by using strict identity verification and security features. The application process has built-in features to detect fraud and confirm your identity. Once you have a personal account, simply follow the instructions to replace your Social Security card. In many cases, even if you lost your card, you may not need a replacement. Most of the time, simply knowing your Social Security number is enough.