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How the Process Works

Group of People Discussing How the Process Works

Steps to Student Benefits

  Who... Does What...
Step 1
Step 1 is a picture of SSA Headquarters

SSA mails SSA-1372-BK to child 3 months before 18th birthday, child obtains an SSA-1372-BK from his or her local Social Security office, or child downloads and prints the SSA-1372-BK.
Step 2
Step 2 is a picture of 3 Students Reviewing Form SSA-1372


Student completes SSA-1372-BK and takes it to school official for certification.

Step 3
Step 3 is a picture of Certifying School Officials


School Official reviews page 2 of the form, certifies page 3, returns both pages to the student, and retains pages 4 and 5.

Step 4
Step 4 is a picture of a Local Social Security Field Office where the SSA-1372 is Processed


Student takes or mails completed page 2 and certified page 3 of the SSA-1372-BK to local Social Security office for processing.