Question: Do I need a Social Security Number (SSN#)/Card?
If you need to get a job in the United States, you will need a Social Security Number (SSN#). If you need to collect Social Security benefits or get other government services such as Medicaid/Medicare, you need a Social Security Number/Card.
Basically, to properly function in United States, every individual needs a Social Security number.
When do you need the Social Security Number?
- Filing Taxes
- Opening Bank Accounts
- Opening Credit Cards
- Applying for Medicaid/Medicare/Affordable Care Act / Obamacare
- Collecting Social Security benefits
- and many other cases