People can apply for an SSN or get assistance with applying for one in the following ways:
- Online at www.socialsecurity.gov
- Call 800-772-1213 (TTY: 800-325-0779)
- Visit your local health department (PDF) or department of social services. A caseworker can assist you in completing an application for an SSN or help you obtain any evidence the Social Security Administration may need to identify you.
People who have applied for an SSN and are applying for coverage through Maryland Health Connection should select “Yes” for the question “Are you applying for an SSN.” If an SSN is issued, you should update your application.