WHAT WILL I LEARN about Social Security numbers and cards?

  1. What is a Social Security number (SSN) and what is a Social Security card? What is the difference and do I need both?

  2. Why do I need to know my SSN?

  3. I don't think I ever got a SSN. Can I get one now?

  4. Pre-release Planning — Getting a Social Security Card While Incarcerated:

    1. Can I get a Social Security card while I am still incarcerated?

    2. How do I get a replacement card while I am incarcerated?

    3. How do I find out if my correctional facility has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement with the Social Security Administration (SSA)?

    4. How do I apply for my replacement card from inside?

  5. Post-release — Getting a Social Security Card After You’re Out:

    1. I am formerly incarcerated, and I used to have a SSN. How do I get a replacement Social Security card?

    2. Getting A Social Security Card in person

    3. Getting A Social Security card by mail