Do I need a Social Security Card?

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

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