Social Security numbers are issued when you're born and the number is printed on an official card. You need the official copy of this form for various reasons, so if you lose it, you must request a new one from the Social Security Administration. The form and directions you need to get a replacement card are located online, but they must be submitted via mail or in-person. Today, you can apply for retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits online, check the status of an application or appeal, request a replacement Social Security card (in most areas), print a benefit verification letter, and more – from anywhere and from any of your devices! On the other hand, if the SSA deems it safe for you to use the same social security number, then all you have to do is apply for a replacement card. You can get your replacement social security card by processing the request on their website. Alternatively, you can also visit the nearest satellite office and do it there.