This isn’t new information, but it’s new to me.
The Social Security Administration allows you to change your number only in a handful of instances, like when you’re the victim of identity theft and the number is still causing problems, or someone else has the same number you do.
And then there’s this:
An individual has religious or cultural objections to certain numbers or digits in the original number. (We require written documentation in support of the objection from a religious group with which the number holder has an established relationship.)
Let’s call it the Social Security Administration’s “666 Rule.” If your number freaks you out for religious/cultural reasons, they’ll accommodate your irrational beliefs.
It’s not illegal or anything. It’s just kind of amusing because you have to assume the office was getting so many requests to change numbers, they eventually decided there should be a formal policy.
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