Welcome to NotYourSocialSecurity, where we’ll guide you through the whole process of getting a replacement social security card in Massachusetts.
If you have lost your social security card in Massachusetts, it is important that you report the lost social security card and get it replaced in a timely fashion. This is because having a social security card is required for:
Do not carry your card with you. Keep it in a safe place with your other important papers.
The first step in applying for a replacement or new social security card in Massachusetts is the required SS-5 Application form. This can be completed online in a process where you provide basic information such as: names, date of birth, address etc.
Determine the documents you need to apply for your new social security card. The specific documents needed will depend on a variety of factors such as:
For example, a U.S. born citizen adult who wants to replace his social security card won't have the same required documents that a non-citizen child who needs an original one. A U.S. born citizen may use his or her's birth certificate or passport to prove citizenship and a driver's license or passport to provide identity. However, a non-citizen will require other documents.
Note : All documents submitted must be either original documents or a certified copy by the issuing agency. Photocopies or notarized copies of a document won’t be accepted.
Once you have completed an SS-5 and gathered your required documents you’ll need to provide them to your local social security office. This can be done in 2 forms: in person or by mai. Regardless of the method of submitting your information it will take 10-14 days to receive a new or replacement social security card in Massachusetts. However, this time frame can also vary. Learn the factors that impact how long to get a social security card.
*Note: For non US Citizens the timeframe for receiving a replacement card can be longer.
For a simplified application process for all 3 of the above steps use these easy social security card filing tools.
Note: If you are doing this social security card replacement application on behalf of another person, you will have to prove your links and responsibilities to this person.