How to change the name on your Social Security card

Changing a legal name can be challenging but worth the time and effort. Marriage and divorce are the top reasons for a legal name change. A new Social Security card can be obtained with the correct legal documents.

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by Anne Brennan

​Anne Brennan is a writing coach and freelance writer specializing in business. Her credits include the Chicago Tribu...

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Updated on: October 19, 2023 · 21min read


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