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Your questions, our answers

Kathy Petersen

For the August 1, 2009 edition of Tri-State Livestock News.

I got married and I need to change the name on my Social Security card. What do I do?

If you change your name due to marriage, you’ll need to report the change by getting a new Social Security card with your new name. Just fill out form SS-5, which you can get at our website at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ss5doc or by calling our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). You’ll also need to provide the original marriage certificate showing your new and old names, which you can do by mailing or bringing the documentation to your local Social Security office. In some cases, we may need other forms of documentation as well. For more information, visit http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber.

Do I have to give my Social Security number out whenever I’m asked?

No. Giving your number is voluntary, even when you are asked for the number directly. If requested, you should ask why your number is needed, how your number will be used, what law requires you to give your number and what the consequences are if you refuse. The answers to these questions can help you decide if you want to give your Social Security number. The decision is yours. However, keep in mind that requestors may not provide you their services if you refuse to provide the number. For more detailed information, we recommend you read the publication Your Social Security Number And Card, available at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10002.html.

I got married and I need to change the name on my Social Security card. What do I do?

If you change your name due to marriage, you’ll need to report the change by getting a new Social Security card with your new name. Just fill out form SS-5, which you can get at our website at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ss5doc or by calling our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). You’ll also need to provide the original marriage certificate showing your new and old names, which you can do by mailing or bringing the documentation to your local Social Security office. In some cases, we may need other forms of documentation as well. For more information, visit http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber.

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Do I have to give my Social Security number out whenever I’m asked?

No. Giving your number is voluntary, even when you are asked for the number directly. If requested, you should ask why your number is needed, how your number will be used, what law requires you to give your number and what the consequences are if you refuse. The answers to these questions can help you decide if you want to give your Social Security number. The decision is yours. However, keep in mind that requestors may not provide you their services if you refuse to provide the number. For more detailed information, we recommend you read the publication Your Social Security Number And Card, available at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10002.html.

I got married and I need to change the name on my Social Security card. What do I do?

If you change your name due to marriage, you’ll need to report the change by getting a new Social Security card with your new name. Just fill out form SS-5, which you can get at our website at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ss5doc or by calling our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). You’ll also need to provide the original marriage certificate showing your new and old names, which you can do by mailing or bringing the documentation to your local Social Security office. In some cases, we may need other forms of documentation as well. For more information, visit http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber.

Do I have to give my Social Security number out whenever I’m asked?

No. Giving your number is voluntary, even when you are asked for the number directly. If requested, you should ask why your number is needed, how your number will be used, what law requires you to give your number and what the consequences are if you refuse. The answers to these questions can help you decide if you want to give your Social Security number. The decision is yours. However, keep in mind that requestors may not provide you their services if you refuse to provide the number. For more detailed information, we recommend you read the publication Your Social Security Number And Card, available at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10002.html.

I got married and I need to change the name on my Social Security card. What do I do?

If you change your name due to marriage, you’ll need to report the change by getting a new Social Security card with your new name. Just fill out form SS-5, which you can get at our website at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ss5doc or by calling our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). You’ll also need to provide the original marriage certificate showing your new and old names, which you can do by mailing or bringing the documentation to your local Social Security office. In some cases, we may need other forms of documentation as well. For more information, visit http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber.

Do I have to give my Social Security number out whenever I’m asked?

No. Giving your number is voluntary, even when you are asked for the number directly. If requested, you should ask why your number is needed, how your number will be used, what law requires you to give your number and what the consequences are if you refuse. The answers to these questions can help you decide if you want to give your Social Security number. The decision is yours. However, keep in mind that requestors may not provide you their services if you refuse to provide the number. For more detailed information, we recommend you read the publication Your Social Security Number And Card, available at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10002.html.

I got married and I need to change the name on my Social Security card. What do I do?

If you change your name due to marriage, you’ll need to report the change by getting a new Social Security card with your new name. Just fill out form SS-5, which you can get at our website at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ss5doc or by calling our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). You’ll also need to provide the original marriage certificate showing your new and old names, which you can do by mailing or bringing the documentation to your local Social Security office. In some cases, we may need other forms of documentation as well. For more information, visit http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber.

Do I have to give my Social Security number out whenever I’m asked?

No. Giving your number is voluntary, even when you are asked for the number directly. If requested, you should ask why your number is needed, how your number will be used, what law requires you to give your number and what the consequences are if you refuse. The answers to these questions can help you decide if you want to give your Social Security number. The decision is yours. However, keep in mind that requestors may not provide you their services if you refuse to provide the number. For more detailed information, we recommend you read the publication Your Social Security Number And Card, available at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10002.html.

I got married and I need to change the name on my Social Security card. What do I do?

If you change your name due to marriage, you’ll need to report the change by getting a new Social Security card with your new name. Just fill out form SS-5, which you can get at our website at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ss5doc or by calling our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). You’ll also need to provide the original marriage certificate showing your new and old names, which you can do by mailing or bringing the documentation to your local Social Security office. In some cases, we may need other forms of documentation as well. For more information, visit http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber.

Do I have to give my Social Security number out whenever I’m asked?

No. Giving your number is voluntary, even when you are asked for the number directly. If requested, you should ask why your number is needed, how your number will be used, what law requires you to give your number and what the consequences are if you refuse. The answers to these questions can help you decide if you want to give your Social Security number. The decision is yours. However, keep in mind that requestors may not provide you their services if you refuse to provide the number. For more detailed information, we recommend you read the publication Your Social Security Number And Card, available at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10002.html.

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