Q: My social security number was stolen. Can I get a new one?
A: Maybe. The Social Security Administration may give you a new one. From their website:
If you have done all you can to fix the problem and someone still is using your number, we may assign you a new number. We can help you complete an application, but we cannot guarantee that a new number will solve your problem.
You cannot get a new Social Security number if:
- You filed for bankruptcy;
- You intend to avoid the law or your legal responsibility; or
- Your Social Security card is lost or stolen, but there is no evidence that someone is using your number.