Family members may be eligible for Social Security survivors benefits when a person getting benefits dies.
When you apply for a Social Security number (SSN), the Social Security Administration (SSA) will assign you a nine-digit number, which is the same number printed on the Social Security card that SSA will issue you.
If you change your name, you will need to get a corrected card.
The "adult child"—including an adopted child, or, in some cases, a stepchild, grandchild, or step grandchild—must be unmarried, age 18 or older, and have a disability that started before age 22.
Example: A worker starts collecting Social Security retirement benefits at age 62.
A new feature on the SSA website allows you to apply for a replacement Social Security card online via your my Social Security account. Find out about the status of your claim by contacting the Bureau of the Fiscal Service's Check Claims office.