Get a Social Security Number with DACA
If you have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and have received your Employment Authorization Card from USCIS, you can apply for a Social Security number. You need a Social Security number to get a job, collect Social Security benefits and get some other government services. In most states it is also a necessary form of identification for obtaining a driver license. With your DACA grant, getting a Social Security number is easy. Here’s how:
Find a Local Social Security Office
You must visit a Social Security office in person to file an application for a Social Security number. Find your local office on the Social Security website. You can download and print a copy of the application (Form SS-5) early, but you will need to go to an office to file it.
Take Required Documents
You will need to take your Employment Authorization Card (work permit) and additional proof of age and identity to the Social Security office. You must show an original document or a certified copy of one of the following as proof of your age and identity:
Get a Copy of Your New SSN
The Social Security representative should be able to generate a new number during your visit. Ask for a printout showing your new Social Security number. Although your card will take 1-4 weeks to be processed and mailed to you, the printout will serve as tangible proof of your new number.
Provide Your Social Security Number to Necessary Parties