Replacing lost, stolen or destroyed birth certificates and social security cards could be quite overwhelming at times. The process of replacing your card and birth certificate can vary depending on the state you live in. Here are the steps you need to follow in order to request a copy of your lost birth certificate and social security card.

SS Card

The social security card is one of the most important documents that you require in order to get a job or collect social security and other benefits from the United States government. When a citizen of the country applies for a social security number (SSN), the Social Security Administration or SSA will assign a nine-digit number to the individual. In fact, the same number will be printed on the card that will be sent to you by the SSA. In case, you change your name you have to request for a corrected social security card. Applying for a social security card is not difficult. You have to collect the necessary documents and complete the application. The application could be downloaded from the website of the SSA. You can even apply for the social security card online in this day and age.

Replacing A Lost Birth Certificate

First, find out where the vital records are stored in your state or county. You can search for the place by accessing on the net and searching for your state. You may have to pay a fee to get a certified copy of your birth certificate. They would request for information such as the name on the record, place of birth, date of birth, mother’s name and maiden name, and your father’s name.

The aforementioned article provides information on how you should replace your lost social security card and birth certificate.