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How to get a Social Security Number for your child

Having a child is an amazing event and it is one of the most important things that can happen in your life. When you have a child you need to make sure that all of the paperwork is completed properly and you need to make sure that you get a Social Security number for your baby right away. This is one of the most important documents your child can have except for the birth certificate. Read on to learn how to get a Social Security number for your child.

If you want to claim your child on your income taxes you are going to need a Social Security number to be able to do so. You can’t claim your child on your taxes without it so you need to make sure that you get it right away. Your child’s Social Security number will also allow you to add your child to your insurance and set up a bank account or savings plan for your child.

A Social Security number is a way to identify your child and it is a very important document to have when you have kids. Your child is going to need it later on in life and the sooner you get it, the better. The fastest and easiest way to get a Social Security number for your child is to do it in the hospital after you give birth. You can fill out the form to get it along with your child’s birth certificate.

You are going to need to provide the Social Security numbers of both of the parents and you will get the card in the mail. Filling out out the form in the hospital is the easiest and most sensible way to go since you won’t have to go anywhere to get the card and you will already be right where you need to be to get your card.

If you didn’t fill out the form in the hospital, you are going to need to go to your local Social Security office. This option is going to be more of a hassle since you are going to need to go to the office and stand in line to get your card. The Social Security office is a hectic place to be and it is always crowded, no matter when you go. Be prepared to wait for a long time to get seen and bring something to do so you don’t get bored.

When you get to the Social Security office you are going to need to fill out a Social Security application. Make sure you have the Social Security number of both parents. You can print out the form online and fill it out before you get to the office so you can save some time.

You will need the form and you will also need your child’s birth certificate to prove their identity. You are also going to need a medical or birth record for your child. You are also going to have to prove your own identity so make sure you have your driver’s license or passport with you. You are going to need originals of all of the documents and make sure that you have everything with you or you might have to go home without your card getting approved.

It takes up to three months to get your Social Security card through the mail so you need to be prepared to wait for a while to get your card. It is much better getting your card at the hospital since you can avoid all of this hassle so be sure to get it filled out or ask to have it done before you leave.

If you haven’t received your child’s Social Security number after an appropriate amount of time has passed you are going to want to report it as stolen. You might also want to make sure that no one is trying to steal your child’s identity. This is becoming more common because parents don’t think to check their child’s credit. They can get a big surprise when they find out that someone has opened up credit lines in their child’s name and that their child has bad credit.

Identity thieves are very sneaky and they can find ways to steal without being detected. If you think there is any chance that your child’s identity is going to be stolen you are going to want to make sure that you check their credit report to ensure that there are no accounts open in their name.

When you get your child’s Social Security card make sure that you keep it in a safe place with all of your other important financial documents. Your child isn’t going to need the copy until they are grown and you don’t want to lose it and have to get another card so be sure that you keep it somewhere safe. Getting your child’s Social Security number early is always a good idea because you need it for your taxes and other things and you want to avoid the hassle of going to the Social Security office.

By filling out the simple form in the hospital you will have taken care of an important task and you can do it right on the spot and have peace of mind knowing that you have taken care of this very important document for your child. Every citizen needs a Social Security number and it proves that your child is a citizen. The card is a very important document and you want to get it as soon as you can. If you ever need to obtain a replacement card visit here.

Don’t leave the hospital without filling out the Social Security form for your child. You might not get around to it if you don’t get it at the hospital and it is going to take a lot of your time to get it at the Social Security office. Make your life easier and more efficient by getting the Social Security card before you ever leave the hospital.


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