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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for a social security card

Description

The social security card is a letter on which your social security number appears next to your personal data.

The social security number is used by your employer to identify you in all social security reports (for example, registrations, departures or annual declarations). The Social Security number remains the same for life. The pension insurance keeps your insured account under this number.

In the event of loss or damage, a new social security card

  • online
  • at an information and advice centre of the German Pension Insurance or
  • can be applied for from the health insurance fund.

When you start a new job, you must present the social security card to your employer. If you do not yet have a social security number, you can also register without a social security number. Registration by the employer then triggers the re-assignment of a social security number. Your social security card will be sent to you automatically.

You will also need the social security card if you apply for a social benefit, such as unemployment benefits.

If your name changes, for example in the course of marriage, you will automatically receive a new social security card.

Note: On your social security card, your data will also be displayed as a machine-readable code (QR code).

In the event of loss or damage, a new social security card can be applied for online or at an information and advice centre of the German Pension Insurance or at the health insurance company.

You will receive your social security card by post to your registered address.

After applying, your social security card will be sent to your registration address within 14 days.

Forms: no

Online procedure possible: yes

Written form required: no

Personal appearance required: no

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

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