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My name is spelled differently on my birth certificate than on my Social Security card. Will this be an issue when I apply for benefits?

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

However, differences in personal information such as name or date of birth may result in problems in other areas, such as renewing your driver’s license and filing tax returns. It is best to resolve the differences sooner than later. You can call Social Security at 800-772-1213 to discuss your concerns with a representative.

Published October 10, 2018

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