Q: My grandmother is asking for my social security number for her will. Is this required?
What would she need my social insurance number for?
A: No, your Social Security number is not required for your grandmother to designate you as a beneficiary in her will. Usually, beneficiaries are identified in a will by name, residence, and relationship to the person making the will. Once you find out from your grandmother why she needs your Social Security number, you may want to consult with a lawyer in your state about this situation.
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