TN 2 (09-94)

NL 00902.100 OEO Paragraphs - Social Security Number Correspondence

A. INTRODUCTION

These paragraphs explain how to get a Social Security number and other documents.

B. LIST OF PARAGRAPHS

 

SSN100 — CHANGE OF ADDRESS NOTIFICATION

You do not need to tell us when you move unless you are receiving benefits from Social Security, Medicare, or Supplemental Security Income. If you are receiving any of these benefits, please send your new address and your claim number to one of the local Social Security offices. If you do not know your claim number, you may call or write any of the offices. You can find the address and phone number of offices in your area in the telephone directory.

 

SSN101 — FURNISH SS-5

We are enclosing a statement of the information you gave us when you applied for a Social Security number. This printout can usually be used for the same purposes as a photocopy of your original application.

 

SSN102 — SS-5 VERIFICATION

(Option a, b or c) application for a Social Security number shows (date) as the date of (Option a, b or c) birth. (Option a, b or c) signed this application on (date) .

Options:

  1. Your/You

  2. (name's) /his/He

  3. (name's) /her/She

     

SSN103 — REQUEST FOR PROOF OF BIRTH

To request your birth certificate, you should write to the Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics of the State where you were born. We suggest you give them the following information:

  • your full name at birth

  • the date and place of your birth (including the city or town, county and State, street address, and the name of the hospital, if any),

  • your father's name, and

  • your mother's maiden name.

This information will help them identify your record.

The people at any Social Security office will be glad to answer any questions you have about getting your birth certificate. You can find the phone number and address of the offices in your area in the telephone directory.

 

SSN104 — PERSON NEEDS TO CONTACT BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS

We received your request for information about getting your birth certificate. If you have not already done so, you should contact the Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, of the State where you were born and ask for a copy of the certificate.

You may have already contacted the Bureau of Vital Statistics and been asked to give additional evidence to prove your correct date of birth. We are enclosing a printout of your application for a Social Security number (option, if applicable) . Most states use this type of information to locate a person's record.

The best evidence to prove your date of birth is a record from early in your life. We most often use birth certificates, religious records of birth or baptism, and hospital birth records as evidence.

If you are having difficulty in getting your birth certificate, or will need additional evidence, please call, write or visit any Social Security office. The people there will be glad to answer your questions and give you information about other types of evidence.

Option:

and any changes made to your record after you applied.

 

SSN105 — ASSIGNMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS

You asked us for some information about how we assign Social Security numbers.

Before 1973, Social Security numbers were assigned in our local offices. The first three digits of the number were based on the State where the office which issued the number was located.

Now we issue numbers from our central office in Baltimore. The first three digits of a number are based on the ZIP code in the mailing address shown on the application for a number. The remaining digits have no special meaning.

 

SSN106 — OBTAINING SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS

Please read the instructions on the enclosed form for a full explanation of the documents you need to obtain (Option a, b or c) . After you complete and sign the form, take or mail it along with the required documents to your nearest Social Security office.

You should receive the card in the mail about 2 weeks after we receive the form and the necessary documents. The people in any Social Security office will answer any questions about the forms or about applying for a card.

Options:

  1. a Social Security card.

  2. a duplicate Social Security card.

  3. a Social Security card showing your new name.