Sarah Anderson applies for a replacement SSN card for a name change for her child
Joshua Anderson. Originally, Sarah Anderson requested that SSA assign the child an
SSN through the EAB (Enumeration at Birth) process. When SSA assigned him an SSN,
it issued him a card showing the name Joshua Anderson. A week after Sarah and her
son were released from the hospital, Nelson Moore, Joshua’s father, completed a form
acknowledging paternity of Joshua and the State issued an amended BC showing the child's
name as Joshua Moore.
Sarah submits evidence of the name change event, the amended BC and Joshua’s medical records in the new name, Joshua Moore. The BC
only shows the new name, Joshua Moore. Neither document shows the prior name, Joshua Anderson. Ms. Anderson
did not bring the paternity acknowledgement form that would have shown the prior name,
Joshua Anderson. However, the BCN on the amended BC matches the BCN field on the Enumeration
at Birth (EAB) created Numident record. All other data such as date of birth, place
of birth, gender and mother’s name also match. Since evidence of identity in the new
name was submitted we can establish evidence of identity.
We can process the name change.
NOTE: The father’s name which is shown on the amended BC is not on the Numident record,
since at the time the SSN was assigned through EAB he had not acknowledged paternity.
In this case, since acceptable evidence of the father’s name has been submitted the
change to the father’s name on the child’s SSN will be processed at the same time
as the name change for the child.