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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.

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