Stolen Social Security Card Online Assistance
A Social Security card is perhaps the single most important piece of identifying documentation for an American. If yours has been lost or stolen, criminals can use it to assume your identity and cause a range of issues. They can use your good credit to apply for credit cards, run up large bills, and run away without paying. Should this happen, the creditors will hold you responsible. A stolen Social Security card is a nightmare that thousands of Americans sadly experience each year.
In the event that your card has been stolen, you must first take measures to protect your identity and credit. Contact the police and closely monitor your credit card activity. In some cases, you may consider a total credit freeze. Once you have taken these measures, it’s time to begin the process of getting a new card.
While it’s entirely possible to file for your own replacement card (the Social Security Administration offers forms and processing for free), more and more Americans are turning to trusted 3rd-party services to aid in the filing process and take advantage of the peripheral services they offer. Using an agent could very well save you countless hours and help you avoid all of the stress that so often goes with the filing process.
This short guide on what to do in the event of a stolen Social Security card contains everything you need to know.
Stolen Social Security Card: What to do First?
A thief with your stolen Social Security card can do almost as many things as you yourself could do. That means you must act quickly. While many advise you to contact the Social Security Administration first, this is not the recommended first step. If you’ve lost your card, you should first:
Contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC): This must be done first and foremost. The FTC collects information that could help you prosecute identity thieves. You can contact them online or by phone. Complete a complaint form with as many details as you are aware of and make sure to save your reference number. Remember to print out your complaint (you will need it when you file a police report).
Contact the police: Use your FTC affidavit to file a report with the police. Bring proof of identity and address as well as any other information or evidence that could support your claim of theft. Be sure to obtain a copy of this report as well.
Contact the credit bureaus: There are 3 major credit bureaus—Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian. Contact them and ask them to put a fraud alert on your credit report. Next, obtain your free credit report and carefully review it for fraud. Be sure to request reports from all 3 bureaus because there might be information on one report that doesn’t show on another.
Although you might think that contacting the government to request a new card first is the best step, this is actually counterproductive. You must take immediate measures to ensure your credit. If you do not, then identity thieves might be able to:
Take out loans in your name
Open new lines of credit
Access your bank account
Open a new bank account
You name it. As we mentioned before, creditors will hold you responsible. And, even if you do resolve the situation, it will take a lot of heavy lifting on your end to repair your name and credit. Taking these precautionary actions first will prevent the worst from happening.
After you have taken these steps, it’s time to contact the Social Security Administration and inform them of your stolen Social Security card.
Here is how to get a new card.
How to get a replacement for your stolen Social Security Card?
After you have protected your identity (we offer a service that automatically does this for free as part of our service package), it’s time to contact the government and begin the replacement process. Without your card, you may find it difficult to track your earnings, find a new job, or enroll in higher education.
The process for getting a replacement seems straightforward at first, and if you are experienced enough, it may very well be. However, thousands of Americans struggle to complete it each year due to the confusing requirements and regulation regarding supporting documentation.
Note: This process must be completed 100% correctly or your application will be denied.
Step 1: Get the necessary forms from the Social Security Administration (SSA)
To get a replacement card you must first obtain the SS-5 form from the SSA. You can do this online or in person at the nearest SSA office. This form allows you to apply for an original, replacement, or corrected card. This form must be filled in properly and submitted with the correct supporting evidence before your application can be processed. Please note that the SSA does not accept photocopies of documents. The SS-5 form requires:
Your Social Security number
Place of birth
Date of birth
Name shown on the previous card
Step 2: Collect the necessary documents
You must submit supporting documentation to receive your new card. In the case of a stolen Social Security card, you must submit one document as supporting evidence. This could be a:
U.S Driver’s License
U.S State-Issued Identity Card
The administration may accept other forms of identification in extenuating circumstances, but it’s best to use one of these 3 documents.
Step 3: Submit your application
This can be done at the office, online, or by mail. Once you have submitted the application, you should receive your new card within 14 days.
That’s it. Assuming you complete the process correctly, you should have your card in about 2 weeks.
If it is this “simple,” then why do so many Americans struggle to get their new cards? Why are so many countless hours wasted standing in line, finding supporting documents, and dealing with stressful government bureaucracy?
The reason is that filling in the form properly, finding the right supporting documents, and submitting the application (either in person or by mail) is actually quite tedious and requires a lot of legwork. If you’ve never done it before, it becomes even harder (for most of our clients, their parents handled the process when they were children).
When we first tried to get our new card, we didn’t have the right documents, didn’t use the proper format on the application, and didn’t know how to submit our application properly (or where to do it). After countless wasted hours (and the denial of our application), we decided to make it easy for every American to get their new card.
ApplicationFiling.com was born.
AplicationFiling.com: Get Your Replacement for Your Stolen Social Security Card Done for You
ApplicationFiling.com is a unique service that automates the Social Security card application so you get it done 100% accurately the first time. No waiting in long lines. No denied applications. No headaches dealing with the government.
Everything is done via our proprietary application. You answer simple, step-by-step prompts in plain English and our software fills in the application for you in the proper format. This ensures that it is done clearly and accurately with 0 risk of denial.
Moreover, we offer several exclusive services specifically for Americans applying for a replacement for their stolen Social Security cards. Our service:
Completes the form for you
Helps you collect the right documents
Teaches you about the SS-5 form so you understand what’s happening
Guides you through the identity theft protection process
All of this comes with 24/7 phone and email support so you are never left in the dark about your new card.
If your card has been lost or stolen, we offer 30 days of world’s best identity theft protection FREE. With ApplicationFiling.com, you get 30 days of LifeLock so you don’t have to worry about risking financial ruin. In a world where 16.7 million people are affected by identity fraud each year, this is an invaluable offer.
Why use our service?
If you’ve faced the nightmare that is the new or replacement card process, you know full well how stressful it can be. And that isn’t even taking into account the long waiting times at the local office. Instead, you can save your time and use it for what really matters: you.
For just a low, one-time fee of only $39, you:
Get your application in minutes: Our questionnaire application system is extremely simple to use even if you’ve had 0 experience with operating it before. This fully automated process can be completed in as little as a few minutes.
Never worry about denial: Our software ensures that your application is filled in correctly based on your unique situation.
Stop stressing about government documents: Our one-of-a-kind resource list demystifies the government’s complex document requirements. We even explain how to obtain them if you don’t already have the right ones.
Save your time: Even if you get it right the first time, the process could easily take hours. If you don’t have the time to do it all yourself, our service lets you complete the process in minutes.
Who is this Service for?
We created this service because we found the SS-5 form and SSA website very confusing the first time we tried to get a new card. When you add in obtaining the right supporting documents, it becomes even more daunting. Our application was rejected due to incorrect supporting documents.
We knew there had to be a better way. We created this service for:
People with no experience filing the SS-5: If this is your first time applying for a new or replacement card, filling in the form correctly can be daunting. Using an automated program that fills it in properly for you based on your responses ensures you get it right.
People who don’t have experience obtaining documents: You must submit the right documents with your form or you will suffer the same fate that we did. If you do not understand which documents you need for your circumstances or how to obtain them, we make this process much easier for you.
People who do not have the time: If you have a hectic life (who doesn’t?), it may be difficult to find the hours necessary to complete and submit your form. If your time is worth more than $39, then using our service is, without a doubt, the correct choice for you.
People who want to protect their identity: One factor that sets us apart from the competition is that we are a valuable resource for those who want to protect their identity. Not only do we provide an eBook to help you understand protection and prevention but we help you take advantage of the 30 days of LifeLock FREE offer.
People who cannot risk denial: If you need your new card as quickly as possible, then our solution is the only option. If you do it alone, you are risking denial. This will add on about 2 more weeks to your waiting time. If your new card cannot wait, then make sure you get it right by using our application.
Keep in mind that throughout this process, it’s recommended that you monitor your credit and your bank account vigilantly. If you fall into any one of these categories, we highly recommend using our service so you get things right the first time.
Start Your Stolen Social Security Card Replacement Application Process Now
With just a few clicks of a button, you can have your stolen SS card replacement as quickly as possible and 100% pain-free. There’s never been a service as comprehensive as ours. If you are worried about the replacement card application process, don’t be.
Start now by answering a few simple questions and you will be on your way to a 100% correct application in no time. If you have 0 experience with the filing process and don’t know how to use most online applications, our program is extremely easy to use. It’s that intuitive.
Imagine, your entire application done for you and it only costs $39. What have you got to lose?