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)(2) of the Social Security Act, codified as 42 U.S.C. § 405(c)(2).
A social security number is comparable to a fiscal number in the country you reside in. In the Netherlands it is called the BSN (burger service number). In America a U.S. person can only file with a SSN(Taxpayer Identification Number).
You need a Social Security number to get a job, collect Social Security benefits and get some other government services. Do not carry your card with you. Keep it in a safe place with your other important papers.
You May Be Able to Apply for a Replacement Card Online
You can use a my Social Security account to apply for a replacement Social Security card online if you:
Are a U.S. citizen age 18 or older with a U.S. mailing address (this includes APO, FPO, and DPO addresses);
Are not requesting a name change or any other change to your card; and
Have a driver’s license or state-issued identification card from one of the many participating states or the District of Columbia.
Some businesses offer Social Security name changes or cards for a fee. Social Security provides those services and more for free. Do not pay for something we will give you free. Social Security is the best place to get information about Social Security.
The SSN Numbering Scheme
Number Has Three Parts
The nine-digit SSN is composed of three parts:
The first set of three digits is called the Area Number
The second set of two digits is called the Group Number
The final set of four digits is the Serial Number