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Social Security Q&A: Social Security statement

Q: What is a Social Security Statement, and how can I get a copy?

A: Your online Social Security Statement gives you secure and convenient access to your earnings records. It also shows estimates for retirement, disability, and survivors benefits you and your family may be eligible for. You can get your personal Statement online by using your ...Read more

Social Security Q&A: Do I need a Social Security card for summer job?

Q: Do I need a Social Security card? I want to get a summer job and my dad can't find my card.

A: If you know your number, you probably don't need to get another card. If you find out that you do need a replacement card, the best place to go to find out how to get a replacement is www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber. In some states and the District...Read more

Social Security Q&A: It's safer to leave Social Security card at home

Q: I was told I shouldn't carry my Social Security card around. Is that true?

A: We encourage you to keep your Social Security card at home in a safe place. Don't carry it with you even if you're going to new job or to meet someone who needs it, all they really need is your number -- not your card. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing ...Read more