Sunday, February 25, 2024

Lost your Social Security card? Now you can replace it without leaving your house.

(file photo/Wikimedia)
(file photo/Wikimedia)

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has introduced a new service that allows Virginians to order replacement Social Security cards online.

The change will cut out a few steps in the process of getting a new Social Security card, such as filling out an application in person at a Social Security office or mailing the required documents and application.

Virginians must meet a few basic requirements to apply for a new card online and need to have a state-issued driver’s license or identification card.

The new online replacement system was implemented about four months ago through a partnership between the DMV and Social Security Administration.

In its first four months, the online replacement system served over 10,000 Virginians.

“We are always looking for opportunities to partner with other government agencies to offer new conveniences to Virginians,” said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb.

Residents can visit ssa.gov to submit their application online. Those applying for replacement cards must be 18 or older and have a domestic mailing address, valid driver’s license or ID.

Those looking to change their name or other information cannot get a replacement card online.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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