Social Security is somehow a big part of every American’s life, and it starts when a newborn gets their new Social Security number.
Welcoming a child into the world is one of the most exciting things for a family to experience.
Unfortunately, there is a lot of paperwork and legality involved.
Getting an SSN for your newborn kind
Having your kid in a hospital makes it a little easier. Parents can request their child’s citizen service number (BSN) before leaving the hospital.
The hospital will ask if you want to apply for a citizen service number (BSN) while you provide the details for the birth certificate.
By choosing to receive the Citizen Service Number (BSN) in the hospital, the Citizen Service Numbers of both parents are required.
You can still submit an application if you do not have the BSN of both parents.
Why does my child need a BSN?
To claim your child’s taxes, you need his citizen service number (BSN).
If you want to open a bank account, buy a savings certificate, insure them or get government services for them, they need a social security number.
Eventually, they will grow old and require an SSN to receive benefits.
Visit the Website of the Social Security Administration for more information on obtaining a valid SSN for your child.