Amy George married Jim Ford in 2007 and wants to change her surname on her Social
Security card to Ford. Prior to Amy’s marriage to Jim, she previously married and
divorced Ben Smith and then married and divorced Joe George. The name on Amy’s latest
Numident record (Amy Smith) does not match the prior name on her marriage document
(Amy George) because Amy only updated her information in our records to reflect her
name change to Smith because of her marriage to Ben. She didn’t update her information
in our records to reflect her divorce from Ben or her marriage to Joe or her subsequent
divorce from Joe. As a result, her prior name shown on her current marriage document
does not agree with the name shown on the latest Numident record.
To link the name on the name change document (Amy George) to the name on the latest
Numident record (Amy Smith), Amy submits her prior divorce decrees to show that her
marriage to Ben Smith and her marriage to Joe George have been dissolved. These prior name change documents were also required to establish a link between
the surname on the latest Numident record (Smith) and the prior surname shown on
the name change documents (George).
In addition to her current marriage document, Amy also submits an identity document
(her current driver’s license) in her new name because the name change documents do
not meet the criteria to also serve as acceptable evidence of identity for the number
holder (marriage occurred over 2 years ago).
In this situation apply the evidence of identity in new name criteria to determine
if the name change can be processed.
Her new name can be derived from the marriage document. While the prior name shown
on the current marriage document does not agree with the latest Numident record, the
prior divorce decrees link the name shown on the current marriage document and the
latest Numident record,
her divorce decrees show that both her prior marriages have been dissolved,
her driver’s license is in the new name Amy Ford, and
All of Amy’s identifying information on the latest Numident record (SSN, names on
prior records, date of birth, place of birth, parents names) matches her allegation
and the data shown on the marriage certificate, divorce decrees and her driver’s license.
We can process the name change.
NOTE: When processing the request in SSNAP use the Other Names Used field and the
Remarks field to document the prior names and evidence submitted to link all the names.