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Applying for a Social Security Card

What form is used to apply for a Social Security card? Some have said your Social Security number is like an American Express credit card, "don't leave home without it." Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?

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The form needed to apply for a Social Security card is the SS-5. Along with the card application, you must also provide proof of citizenship in the form of a birth certificate or passport. It is to prove your age and identity.

I absolutely do not agree with carrying your social security card with you at all times. Indentity theft is one of the most serious crimes in this ...

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This posting supplies information on how to apply for a social security card and the forms used to do so. This solution also talks about whether or not you should carry your social security card with you or should you secure it in a safe place at home.

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