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How Do I Get A Social Security Number For My Child ?

You will need to file form SS-5. Contact your local Social Security office or go on the Internet http://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/ and download the form. If you are expecting a child to be born this year, keep in mind that you will not be able to take a deduction for your new baby without the social security number. Most hospitals are aware of this and provide the forms along with birth records.

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