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How can a disabled person get a replacement SS card without visiting the SS office?

1 Answers. Asked on Feb 18th, 2014 on Social Security - New York
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My mother is 80 y old, speech-hearing impaired. She has visited the SS office twice to get her SS# updated and apply for benefits. Now she needs a replacement card and a copy of the letter of denial of benefits for the Medicaid office. Is there any other way of obtaining this other than having her travel to the office and sit there for hours?
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Answered on Feb 28th, 2014 at 9:14 PM

The following information is on the website at social security 

You can replace your Social Security card for free if it is lost or stolen. However, you may not need to get a replacement card. Knowing your Social Security number is what is important.

You need a Social Security number to get a job, collect Social Security benefits and receive some government services but you do not often need to show your Social Security card.

If you decide that a card is necessary, go to this link  The Social Security Administration has set forth simple, detailed instructions to follow.  Any originals that you submit by mail will be returned.

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