By Catherine Armstrong. The Social Security Administration issues Social Security numbers to U.S. citizens,including children. You can get your child a Social Security number when he’s born,or wait until later. The number is issued along with your child’s Social Security card,which clearly states the nine-digit number right on the front.
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How do I get my child’s first Social Security number?
Children ages 12 and older must be present at your local Social Security office obtain their first Social Security number. Replace Your Child’s Lost Social Security Card. If you’ve lost your child’s card, you can get a replacement card.
Can My Child’s Social Security number be stolen?
Yes! Nearly 500,000 children’s Social Security Numbers are stolen every year. In most cases, our report will return ‘No Activity’; however, if your child’s report returns a ‘Mis-Match’, this indicates either the Name and SSN you entered don’t match in the system, or it is an indication that someone is using your child’s SSN.
Can I submit a photocopy of my Child’s Social Security number?
Photocopies or notarized copies are not accepted. If you need to provide your child’s Social Security number on your tax return or a form, you’ll find the number listed on the front of the card. However, if you can’t find the card, try looking in your other records, such as previous tax returns.
Can a child get a Social Security card at the post office?
NOTE: In some localities, the post office will not deliver your child鈥檚 card unless the child鈥檚 name is on your mailbox. Children age 12 or older: Anyone age 12 or older who requests an original Social Security number must appear in person for an interview, even if a parent or guardian will sign the application on the child鈥檚 behalf.