Your Social Security number can only be reassigned under the following circumstances: If,
- The Social Security numbers of members of the family are closely related and causing errors; Sequential numbers assigned to members of the same family are causing problems
- More than one person is assigned or using the same social security number
- You’re a victim of identity theft and your original number is found to be continually detrimental
- There is a situation of harassment, abuse or life endangerment; or
- An individual has religious or cultural objections to certain numbers or digits in the original number.
People looking to request a new Social Security number should:
- Apply in person at a Social Security office
- Complete an application
- Provide a statement explaining the reasons for needing a new number
- Provide current, credible, third-party evidence documenting the reasons for needing a new number and
- Provide original documents establishing:
- U.S. citizenship or work-authorized immigration status
- Identity and
- Evidence of a legal name change, if appropriate.
To request a different Social Security number, contact your local Social Security office for an in-person appointment.