One thing on the “to do” list for expecting parents is to make sure to apply for a Social Security number for their child. According to the Social Security Administration, there is a quick and simple process for making this request before you even leave the hospital.
Jack Myers with the SSA appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show and says while your filling out the paperwork for your child's birth certificate, look for a box to tick to request a Social Security Number.
Myers explains what will happen once you check that box.
Myers says it typically takes around four weeks for you to receive your child's social security card in the mail.