TN 1 (02-10)
RM 10212.010 Evidence of a Name Change on the SSN
The following chart lists events that are a basis for a name change and gives the appropriate policy reference for determining which document is acceptable evidence of the name change event. To determine whether the submitted document is acceptable for a name change on the SSN card, use the reference provided. All documents submitted for a name change must be reviewed under the SSN evidence guidelines described in RM 10210.210.
For situations where a name correction is needed (e.g., a spouse decides to resume maiden name) and no legal name change event has occurred, see RM 10212.150.