Application for a Social Security Card

ICR 202107-0960-004

OMB: 0960-0066

Federal Form Document

ICR Details
0960-0066 202107-0960-004
Received in OIRA 202104-0960-014
Application for a Social Security Card
No material or nonsubstantive change to a currently approved collection   No
Regular 07/21/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
09/30/2023 09/30/2023
17,063,250 17,063,250
7,579,584 7,579,584
0 0

SSA collects information on the SS-5 (used in the United States) and SS-5-FS (used outside the United States) to issue original or replacement Social Security cards. SSA also enters the application data into the Social Security Number Application Process (SSNAP) when card via telephone or in person. In addition, hospitals collect the same information on SSA's behalf for newborn children through the Enumeration-at-Birth process. In this process, parents of newborns provide hospital birth registration clerks with information required to register these newborns. Hospitals send this information to State Bureaus of Vital Statistics (BVS), and they send the information to SSA's National Computer Center. SSA then uploads the data to the SSA mainframe along with all other enumeration data, and we assign the newborn a Social Security number (SSN) and issue a Social Security card. Respondents can also use these modalities to request a change in their SSN records. Additionally, the iSSNRC application will collect information similar to the paper SS-5 for no-change replacement SSN cards for adult U.S. citizens. A new iSSNRC modality included in the current clearance will allow certain applicants for an SSN replacement card to apply by completing an internet application and submitting the required evidence online rather than completing a paper Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card. The respondents for this collection are applicants for original and replacement Social Security cards, or individuals who wish to change information in their SSN records, who use any of the modalities described above. We are submitting a Non-Substantive Change Request to update the instructions for the race and ethnicity questions on the SS-5, SS-5-FS, and SSNAP screens..

US Code: 42 USC 405 Name of Law: Social Security Act

Not associated with rulemaking

  85 FR 6671 02/05/2020
85 FR 19563 04/07/2020

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 17,063,250 17,063,250 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 7,579,584 7,579,584 0 0 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0

Faye Lipsky 410 965-8783 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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