How long does it take to receive a replacement Social Security card?

After we receive your application and verify your documents, you should receive your replacement Social Security card by mail within 10 business days. If you do not receive the replacement card in this time frame, please contact your local Social Security office for follow-up instructions.

To verify if a replacement card has been issued, you can:

  • Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; or
  • Contact your local Social Security office.


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  • Date Created: 12/5/2013
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