Do Social Security cards expire?

socialsecuritycardQ. Is there an expiration date on my Social Security card? Do I have to get a new one at some point?

Adam answers:


Your Social Security Number is yours for life, and the card is really nothing more than an official document verifying that the number is yours, so there is no need to have a Social Security card expire.

However, if your Social Security card is lost or damaged, you can apply for a new one, but it won’t be any different than the old one.