Alert
Close

Help Decide the Future of Aging. Join the White House’s Live Stream Tomorrow From Seattle. Learn more

AARP's Social Security Q&A Tool

The name on my birth certificate has a different spelling than what's on my driver's license, credit cards and Social Security card. Will this cause a problem when I apply for benefits?

En español | Probably not. The folks at Social Security are used to dealing with name changes of all kinds.

But just to be sure, call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 and discuss your concerns with a representative.

submit a question to
AARP EXPERTS

Didn’t see the answer to your question? Help us improve the tool by submitting your Social Security question. Go

Search Social Security Q&A Tool

Enter a keyword to get all the answers to your Social Security questions.

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

UPS Store membership discount aarp benefits

Members save 15% on eligible products/services, 5% on UPS shipping at The UPS Store®.

membership adt

Small business owners save 20% on new installation of any new ADT security system.

Woman holding smartphone in city, Google map tool

Members can find discounts on the go via the AARP® Member Advantages Offer Finder mobile app.

Member Benefits

Renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.