The application for a Social Security number for your newborn can be made when you provide information for your baby’s birth certificate in the hospital. This is the simplest way to obtain a social security number for your newborn. If you wait to apply for a number at a social security office, there is a possibility that there will be a delay while we verify the birth certificate of your child.
The arrival of a new member of the family is always an exciting time. It’s likely that filling out paperwork is near the bottom of your list of priorities, even if it’s for something as crucial as obtaining a Social Security number for your newborn child. We’ve made it easy. If your child was born in a hospital, submitting an application for a Social Security number before you leave the hospital is the easiest and most convenient way to do so.
When you go to the hospital to fill out the paperwork for your child’s birth certificate, you will be asked if you would also like to apply for a Social Security number for your child at the same time. If you select “yes” as your response, you will be prompted to provide the Social Security numbers of both of your parents. You are still able to submit an application for a Social Security number for your child, even if you do not know either of the parents’ numbers.
There are a lot of reasons why it’s important for your kid to have their own Social Security number. When filing your taxes, you must provide your child’s Social Security number in order to claim them as a dependent on your return. If you plan to do any of the following things for your child, you will likely need a number for your child as well:
- Open a bank account.
- Buy savings bonds.
- Get medical coverage.
- Apply for government services.
You can find more information by reading our publication, Social Security Numbers for Children.
Please share this information with people who are having a baby. Applying for a Social Security number at the hospital will save them time and let them focus on their new bundle of joy.
How Long After A Baby is Born Do They Get A Social Security Number?
In approximately three weeks, you should receive the Social Security card for your baby. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is notified about the birth of your child approximately two weeks after the event by your state. Following the completion of the birth certificate process, the Social Security Administration will give your child a Social Security number.
.Fastest Way To Get My Child’s Social Security Number
The easiest way to get a Social Security number for your newborn is to apply when you provide information for your baby’s birth certificate in the hospital. If you wait to apply for a number at a Social Security office, there may be delays while we verify your child’s birth certificate.