Social Security Administration (SSA) Monthly Data for
Social Security Number (SSN) Replacement Card Applications
Filed via the Internet
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This data set contains data for fiscal years 2016 onward and is currently available in the following format(s):
The SSA provides a variety of ways to conduct business with the agency. Via the internet, SSA offers members of the public the opportunity to request a replacement Social Security Card online. The SSA started rolling out this application in fiscal year 2016 on a state-by-state basis with full implementation occurring over several years. For a list of the states where this application is available, go to: Social Security Number and Card.
As part of our effort to expand and improve internet services, we monitor usage of existing online options. This data set provides the volume of Social Security Number Replacement cards requested via the internet and the total volume of Social Security Number replacement cards requested via all service channels.
Data Set Index
Agency Program Description
The Social Security Administration administers a number of online applications that provide the public an alternative to visiting SSA offices. One such application is the Internet Social Security Number Replacement Card.
You need a Social Security number to get a job, collect Social Security benefits and get some other government services. But you don't often need to show your Social Security card. Do not carry your card with you. Keep it in a safe place with your other important papers.
You can use a my Social Security account to apply for a replacement Social Security card online if you:
- Are a U.S. citizen age 18 or older with a U.S. mailing address (this includes APO, FPO, and DPO addresses);
- Are not requesting a name change or any other change to your card; and
- Have a driver's license or a state-issued identification card from one of the states where we have already rolled out this application. A current list of the states where this application is available at Social Security Number and Card.
Data Set Description
This data set provides monthly volumes at the national level from federal fiscal year 2016 onward for Internet Social Security Number Replacement Card.
Data Collection Description
We get internet front-end activity counts from SSA's Online Social Security Replacement Card Application. We capture the transactions when public users access the application. We store the transactions in a data warehouse.
A Federal Fiscal Year (FY) is the 12-month period from October 1st through September 30th. Most years our fiscal year workload reports contain 52 weeks since we include only full weeks, rather than cut off in the middle of a week. Every few years the reporting period is 53 weeks when we apply the end of week cutoff.
Reporting quarters are administratively set reporting periods and do not necessarily correspond exactly to calendar months.
Single asterisk (*): Total Application Count includes all applications for Social Security Number replacement cards filed (both electronic and non-electronic) regardless of the service method.
Double asterisk (**): Internet Application Count includes applications for Social Security Number replacement cards filed online and represents the expansion due to the state-by-state rollout of the internet application.
Fiscal Year (FY): The 12-month period from October 1st through September 30th.
Month (by District Office Workload Reporting (DOWR) Month): The month the data was produced. DOWR reporting months are administratively set reporting periods and do not necessarily correspond exactly to calendar months.
Total Application Count: The number of Social Security Number replacement card applications submitted via all service channels.
Internet Application Count: The number of Social Security Number replacement card applications submitted via the internet.