How Can I Replace My Lost Social Security Card?

Question: I’m 17 and eager to start my first job, but my mother misplaced my Social Security card. How can I get another? Answer: If you know your Social Security number, you may not need to obtain a replacement card to obtain employment. But if you do need the card, you can get a replacement by following the steps below. There is no charge, but you are limited to three per calendar year and 10 replacement cards during your lifetime....

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Social Security Q&A: Why Should I Sign Up for a ‘My Social Security’ Online Account?

Question: Why should I sign up for a “my Social Security” online account? Answer: The “my Social Security” account gives you a personal online account you can securely use to check your Social Security information and do business with Social Security. With a “my Social Security” account you can: ■ Keep track of your earnings and verify them every year ■ Get an estimate of your future benefits if you are still working ■ Get a letter...

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Social Security Q&A: Do I Have to Pay Taxes on My Benefits?

Question: Do I have to pay taxes on Social Security benefits? Also, where can I get a replacement 1099? Answer: Some people who get Social Security must pay federal income taxes on their benefits. Still, no one pays taxes on more than 85 percent of their Social Security benefits. You must pay taxes on some portion of your benefits if you file an individual federal tax return and your combined income exceeds $25,000. If you file a...

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