Three types of Social Security cards

It is important to note that the United States issues three different kinds of Social Security cards, depending on the card bearer’s status as a citizen or as an applicant or recipient of disability insurance benefits (SSDI).

  • There is a Social Security card only issued to American citizens and to those people who have been permanently residing in the U.S. Bearers of such card are entitled to retirement and disability benefits on the condition that they have earned enough Social Security credits.
  • There is a Social Security card issued to those people who have been authorized to temporarily work in the United States.
  • There is a Social Security card issued to people from other countries that grants its holders access to some social services or other benefits; however, this card does not permit employment for its holders within the United States.

If you are interested in learning more about Social Security benefits programs or are interested in filing a SSDI application or appealing a decision, the Indiana attorneys at the Hankey Law Office may be able to offer you valuable assistance. Find out how we may be of service to you by calling (317) 634-8565 today.