How long does it take you to get your social security card? Well, the answer is 7-10 business days, no matter how you apply. Wait, there are different ways to apply? There sure are, and you can look at all of the options available to you. You may choose to, or have to for the matter, go to the SSA office to apply. However, the result is the same, as it takes about two weeks for your card to arrive by snail mail.
Social Security Card For Business Reason
That speaks volumes about how you need to be planning ahead of time if you will need your social security card for business reasons. What do you need your social security card for? Well, you’re going to need it for quite a few things, but those reasons can be spread out over time. It could be that you need it now, but you will have it packed away for quite some time after that.
You do want a safe place for your card because you want to make sure that it isn’t lost or stolen. Plus, considering it is made out of paper, you have to be sure that it stays in good shape. It’s not easy taking care of a paper social security card if you always keep it on your person like people do picture identification. Perhaps that is why you have had to apply for a new social security card.
The technical term is a replacement social security card if you are simply replacing your old card. All you need is one that reads the same way as the other one did. That has happened to me. My last social security card was damaged and needed to be replaced. It had a rip at the top and a rip at the bottom. That taught me not to have my social security card on my person unless it is absolutely necessary.
Hire New Orientation Program
Sometimes you do need to have it with you. Maybe you are about to be attending a new hire orientation program at a place of employment and need to show your social security card. If that’s the case, congratulations on your new job. Of course, you are going to have to wait for your card to show up in the mail after 7 to 10 business days in order for you to show it to the employer.
If you are just now starting your job search, get to the social security office now. Or, you can look into the option of applying online. Just don’t procrastinate about getting that replacement social security card because employers will tell you that you can’t be paid without it. Did you know that?
You will find out all kinds of things about your application for new social security card as you go through the application process. You might learn about how having an online account with the SSA comes in handy. And soon, hopefully no later than 10 business days from now, you will receive your new social security card from the SSA.