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How To Change Your Name On Your Social Security Card


April 23, 2020

Social Security District Manager Spencer/Storm Lake

A Social Security number is important because you need it to work, collect Social Security benefits, and receive certain government services. The information on your Social Security card must always be up-to-date and correct.

If you legally change your name because of marriage, divorce, court order, or any other reason, you must tell us right away so you can get a corrected card. You cannot apply to change your name online.

To update your Social Security card, you need to:

• Show the required documents, including proof of your identity...

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