At that time, you should simply complete a new Form I-9 with your updated SSN and original hire date. Please be aware, however, that when you ask to update your SSN on your Form W-4 your employer may ask you also to complete a new Form I-9.Because using a SSN other than your own is illegal, there is no guarantee that you will not face legal consequences for having used a different SSN.However, the SSA does not typically prosecute (nor refer to prosecutors) people who have previously reported income under a SSN that was not their own.You can find the address online at the Social Security website using its zip code search tool.The office or center will mail your original documents back to you along with your new Social Security card.Yet because laws and legal procedures are subject to frequent change and differing interpretations, the Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center cannot ensure the information in this Fact Sheet is current nor be responsible for any use to which it is put.Do not rely on this information without consulting an attorney or the appropriate agency about your rights in your particular situation.
Also, follow these steps to get a Social Security card for a child younger than 18 or an adult dependent – or to apply for your first Social Security card as an adult. Check the appropriate box to disclose whether you are a U. citizen, legal alien allowed to work, legal alien not allowed to work or “other.” If you fall into one of the latter two categories, you’ll need to submit extra documentation with your form SS-5 because, as a noncitizen, the government won’t give you a Social Security card unless you can prove that you need one.
These documents typically include: The Social Security Administration will only accept originals or copies that are certified by the agency that issued the original. The agency also requires you to submit at least two documents, even if one of your documents (for example, your passport) can serve more than one purpose.
The final step is to mail the form and your original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or card center.
Please see below for a sample letter you can provide your employer, which explains that updating one’s personal information is protected under state law.
Under California Labor Code § 1024.6, your employer cannot fire, discriminate, retaliate, or take any adverse action against you if you update your personal information, unless the changes are directly related to the job’s skill set, qualifications, or knowledge required for the job.