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New Social Security Numbers for Domestic Violence Victims

Authored By: Social Security Administration

If you’re a victim of family violence, harassment, abuse, or life-endangering situations, Social Security may be able to help you. Public awareness campaigns stress how important it is for victims to develop safety plans that include gathering personal papers and choosing a safe place to go. Sometimes, the best way to evade an abuser and reduce the risk of further violence may be to relocate and establish a new identity. Following these changes, getting a new Social Security number may also be helpful.

Last Review and Update: May 05, 2020