How do I submit documents to Social Security?

How do I submit documents to Social Security?

You may call the Social Security Electronic Records Express Help Desk at 1-866-691-3061 or send them an email at [email protected], or you should contact the office where you are sending the document or the office that requested the information.

Will Social Security return my original documents?

We will return any documents submitted with your application. For assistance, contact any U.S. Social Security office or your Federal Benefits Unit. For a complete list of Federal Benefits Units and contact information, visit

What can be used as proof of Social Security?

A Social Security card is legal proof of a Social Security number. If your agency or organization requires proof, and the person can’t produce a card, that person will need a replacement card.

What document do I need from Social Security to file taxes?

An SSA-1099 is a tax form we mail each year in January to people who receive Social Security benefits. It shows the total amount of benefits you received from Social Security in the previous year so you know how much Social Security income to report to IRS on your tax return.

How long does it take for Social Security to return original documents?

You should usually receive it within 7-10 business days from that time. Because we are experiencing slight delays in processing mail-in Social Security card applications, it may take us between 2-4 weeks to process a mail-in application and return the evidence.

How can I show proof of Social Security without my card?

The most common documentation for proof of SSN includes:

  1. Social Security card.
  2. 1040 Tax Return (federal or state versions acceptable)
  3. W2 and/or 1099s (includes 1099 MISC, 1099G, 1099R, 1099SSA, 1099DIV, 1099S, 1099INT)

How can I prove my Social Security card without a card?

You’ll need to show us a U.S. driver’s license, a state issued non-driver identification card, or a U.S. passport to prove your identity. Sometimes you may also need to prove your current U.S. citizenship or lawful noncitizen status with a birth certificate or passport.

Do I have to file a tax return if my only income is Social Security?

The IRS requires you to file a tax return when your gross income exceeds the sum of the standard deduction for your filing status plus one exemption amount. If Social Security is your sole source of income, then you don’t need to file a tax return.

What documents do you need to get a Social Security card?

Gather Identity Documents. To get a new Social Security card, you will need to prove that you are who you say you are. Acceptable identity documents include originals or certified copies of: U.S. Passport. Driver’s license. State I.D. card.

When should I file for Social Security?

You can file for Social Security as early as age 62, and it may be tempting to do so. If you file at this time or at any time before your full retirement age (FRA), however, you could see a reduction in your benefits.

When is the right time for you to file for Social Security?

You can file up to four months before that, which gives Social Security ample time to process your application. As the minimum age to collect retirement benefits is 62, the earliest you can apply is when you reach 61 years and 9 months.

How do I file for SSDI?

To apply for SSDI, you must complete SSA’s disability and submit an application, along with requested documentation to Social Security. SSA reviews your application and decides your eligibility to receive SSDI benefits. In general, your doctor(s) play a limited role in preparing and submitting the SSA disability benefits application.