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Feb 27, 2019

SSB Card Won’t Expire

Dr Colin Young

Over the next ten years, the S.S.B. would have been renewing almost four hundred thousand cards and as you can imagine, this takes a lot of money and staff time. So the S.S.B. also made changes to the life term of its card. Starting this year, social security cards won’t expire. According to Doctor Young, in an effort to improve service delivery, cards issued to persons fourteen years and over will not expire. 


Dr. Colin Young, C.E.O., Social Security Board

“Each year the Board was forced with replacing tens of thousands of cards. In fact this year we would have to replace thirty-five thousand cards because every ten years those cards expire and then people came in to replace those and it is a high administrative cost for the Board and a lot of staff time to replace. So what we did is that we had a policy in which now the cards don’t expire. Once you come in and get a new card, that card no longer expires. We also instituted a replacement fee for the card of twenty-six dollars per person and this allows them a card as I said they no longer have to come back into us to fill in any kind of paperwork for their registration card.”


Any card issued before 2019 remains valid up to the expiration date on the card.


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