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Q: How to find out your missing social security number.

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Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer
  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Prattville, AL

A: A good place to find out our Social Security number is by checking your old documents. Look at copies of your old tax returns. The Internal Revenue Service requires you include your Social Security number when you file your tax return. You could also look on old W-2s (prior to 2020), 1099s or other similar forms.

If you are unable to locate your Social Security number in your old documents, use your My Social Security account to request a replacement Social Security card. This online service is available if you are a U.S. citizen age 18 or older with a U.S. mailing address and you have a driver’s license or state-issued identification card from one of the participating states or the District of Columbia.

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