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“Social Security Card/Name Change Help!?!”


taken at the SSA in Brentwood

“Dear PoPville,

Any tips for success with getting a new Social Security card after a name change? I submitted my marriage certificate, passport, and social security card application, and received my documents back within 4 weeks, saying my new card should arrive in about 2 weeks. That was 2 months ago.

I’ve tried calling numerous times and even went in person (was instantly turned away). I understand that SS cards are only done through mail (sent out from an entirely different office in Baltimore). The employees I’ve talked to keep telling me to check with USPS (who can’t do anything without a tracking number) or re-submit my application, even though my name has been changed in their system. All I need is my SS card so I can go to the DMV to get a new license and make my name change official.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated!”

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