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You need a Social Security number to get a job, collect Social Security benefits and receive some other government services. But you don't often need to show your Social Security card. Do not carry your card with you. Keep it in a safe place with your other important papers.


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Reporting a stolen card
Correcting a card
Different types of cards


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Last reviewed or modified Thursday Apr 10, 2008
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