JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Social Security Card Application (SS-5) #general


I recently requested a copy of a relative's SS-5. The document that I
received was not the SS-5 but a form labeled "Request for W-R Action". This
document has no genealogical information.
As best that I can deduce >from the document and a perusal of the Social
Security Administration's web site is that when my relative applied for benefits
in 1952 his entire file, including the SS-5, was sent to a Brooklyn field
office where it was held for a few years and then destroyed.
Does anyone know if my understanding is correct or whether the SS-5 might
still exist?

Richie Baum

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