Social Security Number


Social Security Number (SSN)
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You need a Social Security number to get a job, collect Social Security benefits, and receive some other government services. You rarely need to show your Social Security card.
Where to get one?
Suite 300
2 Court Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
Local Number :1-866-964-3971
National Toll-free: 1-800-772-1213
TTY: 1-800-325-0778

Types Of Social Security Cards

There’s usually three types of Social Security cards. All cards show your name and Social Security number.

  1. Shows your name and Social Security number and lets you work without restriction.
    We issue it to:

    • U.S. citizens; and
    • People lawfully admitted to the United States on a permanent basis.
  2. Shows your name and number and notes, “VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH DHS AUTHORIZATION.” We issue this type of card to people lawfully admitted to the United States on a temporary basis who have DHS authorization to work.
  3. Shows your name and number and notes, “NOT VALID FOR EMPLOYMENT.”
    We issue it to people from other countries:

    • Who are lawfully admitted to the United States without work authorization from DHS, but with a valid nonwork reason for needing a Social Security number; or
    • Who need a number because of a federal law requiring a Social Security number to get a benefit or service.

The United States Government has an actually tool that you may use to find out whether you are eligible to get a social security card or what kind of card you need. You can find all the necessary information about getting a social security card here.