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Old 04-15-2017, 11:30 PM
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Sorry if this is the wrong section (I looked at the rules and other general forums) or if this is a silly question. Just want to be sure.

I have a question regarding getting my social security card. I want to get a replacement card; my mother ran off with it and lost it when I was born.

I live with my grandmother (since I was a newborn). I've turned 18 and have gotten a job, and I have to come in in a while to give the manager a picture ID; which I need a SSC first to show to the DMV to get a picture ID.

As for the SSC, while my aunt was at the SS office for another reason, she asked "my nephew needs a SSC but has no picture ID, what can he do?" And they said I can bring my medical records, which is great however my problem is my grandmother never used my birth first name for my shot records and throughout school (I'm homeschooled now, since elementary school).
Now, my grandmother has to call the health department for the medical records and I'm pretty sure they wont say my real birth first name, as my shot records right here do not say my real birth first name.

So for example if my real name is John Doe, my name on the shot records say Mark Doe, and will likely be Mark Doe on the medical records. I think she did this because she thought she was going to change my name and that hasn't happened. Stupid, I know! I don't know why they even let people do that. I haven't been to the doctors in years, so the records will be back when I was a kid.

So my question is: I just want to know if I show Social Security these documents to get my SSC if it will be a problem? My grandmother will be coming with me however so I hope that will help. The SS office is very far away so I'd be quite annoyed if I go all the way up there and be declined because of my different first name on some documents. Thanks in advance.

Also, I do have some documents reflecting my birth name as well: Voter Registration Card, recent mail, obviously birth certificate, bonds, and my grandmothers tax return reflecting my name and SSN. That's all I can think of for now. Will that help? I just want to bring all the documents I can since I don't have a picture ID of any kind. I very much need this SSC for my new job so I am nervous.
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Old 04-16-2017, 11:19 AM
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Use the name that's on your birth certificate.
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Old 04-17-2017, 06:22 PM
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Hey, guys. I have since went down to my local SS office and the man accepted my request for a replacement pretty quickly. I didn't even have to show my medical or shot records. So my problem is solved to be clear, I was only asking if it'd be a problem if I went there and showed one of my biggest pieces of ID to have a different name on it, but it didn't matter. Anywho, I know what gets put on the internet stays on the internet, but I'd like this post to be deleted, as it doesn't really help anyone. Thank you.
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:29 AM
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BTW, someStates do take what is called a sworn Affidavit of Identity, by someone or relative who knows you who has a legitimate ID, such as a close relative neighbor or governmental official, like a policeman or sheriff. There are cases this has been done in getting US passport as well.
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