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RM 10205.630: Internet SSN Replacement Cards (iSSNRC) Policy

  • Effective Dates: 04/06/2018 - Present
  • Effective Dates: 06/06/2018 - Present
  • TN 26 (11-15)
  • RM 10205.630 Internet SSN Replacement Cards (iSSNRC) Policy
  • Citations:
  • 20 CFR 422.103, 20 CFR 422.107
  • A. Description of Internet SSN Replacement Cards (iSSNRC)
  • Internet Social Security Number Replacement Card (iSSNRC) is a secure automated Social Security Number (SSN) application process, which allows members of the public who meet certain criteria to apply for a replacement SSN card electronically. As part of the online application, the Social Security Administration (SSA) compares an applicant’s social security number (SSN) against SSA sources and non-SSA sources, commonly referred to as internal (i.e. SSA) and external (i.e., non-SSA) sources of information. We compare an applicant’s SSN and biographical data (e.g., name, date of birth) submitted with his or her online application to the Numberholder’s Numident record. In addition, SSA verifies applicant information with external (non-SSA) data sources. For example, we verify the applicant’s U.S. issued driver’s license or state issued Identification card with the issuing state of record.
  • B. Criteria to apply for an SSN Replacement card via iSSNRC
  • In order to be eligible to apply for a replacement SSN card via iSSNRC the applicant must meet all of the following criteria:
  • * be a U.S. citizen with his or her U.S. citizenship established on the SSN record;
  • * be 18 years of age or older when he or she applies through iSSNRC;
  • * have a “mySocialSecurity” online account; (http://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/);
  • * request an SSN replacement card for his or her self that requires no change to the SSN record;
  • * have a U.S. mailing address (includes military APO and FPO addresses); and
  • * have a valid current driver’s license, or State-issued non-driver identity card issued from one of the following participating U.S. States.
  • * Arizona
  • * Arkansas
  • * California
  • * Colorado
  • * Delaware (Currently, only driver’s license holders can apply via iSSNRC.)
  • * District of Columbia
  • * Florida
  • * Idaho
  • * Illinois
  • * Indiana
  • * Iowa
  • * Kentucky
  • * Louisiana
  • * Maine
  • * Maryland
  • * Massachusetts
  • * Michigan
  • * Mississippi
  • * Missouri
  • * Montana
  • * Nebraska
  • * New Mexico
  • * New York
  • * North Dakota
  • * Pennsylvania
  • * Rhode Island
  • * South Dakota
  • * Texas
  • * Virginia
  • * Washington
  • * Wisconsin (Currently, only driver’s license holders can apply via iSSNRC.)
  • * Wyoming
  • Individuals that do not meet the above criteria must apply for a replacement SSN card in the local field office or Social Security Card Center (SSCC).
  • C. How to apply for an SSN Replacement card via iSSNRC
  • SSN applicants who meet the criteria in RM 10205.630B in this section can apply for a replacement SSN card online via iSSNRC by logging into their “mySocialSecurity” online account (http://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/) located on the Social Security Administration’s public website.
  • See Also:
  • RM 10205.633 Internet SSN Replacement Card (iSSNRC) Application Process Overview