What to do when your Social Security number has been stolen

As identity theft is a fast-growing crime in the U.S., there are many instances in which a person uses someone else’s Social Security number for fraudulent reasons. In this scenario, what can the Social Security Administration do?

An identity theft victim needs to provide proof that his or her Social Security number has indeed been stolen. Before this, however, you need to contact the Federal Trade Commission to inform them that someone else is using your Social Security number, so they can provide you with another one. Without taking action to prevent the identity theft, your disability benefits, or other transactions you need a Social Security number for, may be affected.

If you have decided to apply for disability benefits in Indianapolis, the attorneys at the Hankey Law Firm may help you through the complicated legal process. To learn how we may help you complete a thorough and accurate application or appeal for benefits, call our offices at (317) 634-8565 today