How to Protect Your Social Security Record

Updated July 10, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

Always show your Social Security card when you start a new job. In that way you will be sure that your earnings will be credited to your Social Security record and not someone else's. If you lose your Social Security card, contact Social Security to find out how to apply for a new one. Married persons may need to get an updated card with the married name (and the same number).

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