Aug 05, 2023
Social Security launches SSA Talks audio series, news hub
Did you know we have a new audio series, SSA Talks? You can learn more about our top priorities by listening at ssa.gov/news/audio-series.html. In our first episode, Acting Commissioner Kilolo
Did you know we have a new audio series, SSA Talks?
You can learn more about our top priorities by listening at ssa.gov/news/audio-series.html.
In our first episode, Acting Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi and Janet Walker, associate commissioner for operational HR Services, discuss how our current hiring initiative is central to improving customer service.
The 17-minute episode includes a fact sheet and transcript. The fact sheet also provides more information about working at Social Security.
Please visit our SSA Talks page at ssa.gov/news/audio-series.html to listen and subscribe to receive alerts about future episodes.
Our new Communications Corner at ssa.gov/news provides a central hub for the public, the press, researchers and other stakeholders looking for information about Social Security and our programs. Visit the Communications Corner to access our blog, newsletter, bulletins, the new audio series and more.
Q: Can I refuse to give my Social Security number to a private business?
A: Yes, you can refuse to disclose your Social Security number, and you should be careful about giving out your number. But, be aware, the person requesting your number can refuse services if you don’t give it. Businesses, banks, schools, private agencies, etc., are free to request someone’s number and use it for any purpose that doesn’t violate a federal or state law. To learn more about your Social Security number, visit ssa.gov/ssnumber.
Q: I recently applied for a replacement Social Security card, but I might be moving before it arrives in the mail. What should I do if I move before I get it?
A: Once we have verified all your documents and processed your application, it takes approximately 10 to 14 days to receive your replacement Social Security card. If you move after applying for your new card, notify the post office of your change of address and the post office will forward your card to your new address.
If you do not receive your card, please contact your local Social Security office. To get a replacement, you will have to resubmit your evidence of identity and U.S. citizenship, or your lawful immigration status and authority to work. You can learn more at ssa.gov/myaccount.
This column was prepared by the Social Security Administration. For fast answers to specific Social Security questions, contact Social Security toll-free at 800-772-1213 or visit www.socialsecurity.gov.
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