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mr. ed

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Interesting development: I went to the UPS store this morning, where I have my mailbox, to mail the completed form and required documents to the local SSA office via certified mail, and in my mailbox was a letter from the SSA office stating that I hadn’t provided a certain document and therefore couldn’t be processed. Evidently they finally found the documents I had originally placed in the drop box at their location. So by sending the new form and documents via certified mail I’ll have a record that it was received. No more guessing.

I’m pretty certain I included the proper documents this time with the form (a copy of my medical record from the local VA, containing my name and DOB. Interestingly it also shows my SS# on several pages! If that doesn’t satisfy them, nothing will. [emoticon]


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Your dealing with the government. Just because all the documents include your SS number,name,first born,ect doesn't mean they will accept that.[emoticon]

They don't even accept your old drivers license with your pic on it for renewal.[emoticon]

But good luck.


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I figure you don't have a passport?


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Jarlaxle wrote:

I figure you don't have a passport?


I HAD a passport at one time, but as I mentioned, ALL my sensitive documents were lost during a vehicle theft a couple of years ago.

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jetboater454 wrote:

Your dealing with the government. Just because all the documents include your SS number,name,first born,ect doesn't mean they will accept that.[emoticon]

They don't even accept your old drivers license with your pic on it for renewal.[emoticon]

But good luck.


I accept what your saying. But that must mean there are a lot of people out there who may never receive their replacement SS card since it's become virtually imposable to supply the proper documents. There's no common sense in some of the things the gov't does.[emoticon]

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mr. ed wrote:

Jarlaxle wrote:

I figure you don't have a passport?


I HAD a passport at one time, but as I mentioned, ALL my sensitive documents were lost during a vehicle theft a couple of years ago.


Might it be easier to replace that than your SS card...?

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/........ve-passport/lost-stolen.html#replacelost

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mr. ed wrote:

jetboater454 wrote:

Your dealing with the government. Just because all the documents include your SS number,name,first born,ect doesn't mean they will accept that.[emoticon]

They don't even accept your old drivers license with your pic on it for renewal.[emoticon]

But good luck.


I accept what your saying. But that must mean there are a lot of people out there who may never receive their replacement SS card since it's become virtually imposable to supply the proper documents. There's no common sense in some of the things the gov't does.[emoticon]


One major reason my wife got a passport is that she CAN'T provide a birth certificate (born in Havana). My uncle is in a similar situation-fortunately, he also has a passport. (His original birth certificate no longer exists.)

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I get why they need all of that information for a Real ID/Drivers License so I assume that either Texas does not have a non-Real ID drivers license or you did not want one.

A few months ago, I had to renew my license and I decided to get the Real ID as I travel often for work. I went to the DOT website and found the lists of items needed. I proceeded to bring my soon to expire drivers license, passport and certified birth certificate. Went through the process and came to the final stage and they said I needed something with my proof of address. This was not on the list that I found online and I asked why my old drivers license would not suffice. They had no answer it just is as it is. Luckily, I had my registration in my truck and that worked for some reason as it had my address on it.

It turns out that among the many pages and links on the DOT website I was the one lucky one who found an outdated link and list of items needed. They didn't care when I gave them that feedback.


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Posted: 06/23/21 01:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jarlaxle wrote:

mr. ed wrote:

Jarlaxle wrote:

I figure you don't have a passport?


I HAD a passport at one time, but as I mentioned, ALL my sensitive documents were lost during a vehicle theft a couple of years ago.


Might it be easier to replace that than your SS card...?

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/........ve-passport/lost-stolen.html#replacelost


You know, that’s something to be considered. At least I do have my birth certificate (I had ordered a certified copy after mine was lost). If my latest attempt for a SS card doesn’t work I may do just that (does a passport request require a SS card?) If so I may just need to give up. [emoticon]

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tommyznr wrote:

I get why they need all of that information for a Real ID/Drivers License so I assume that either Texas does not have a non-Real ID drivers license or you did not want one.

A few months ago, I had to renew my license and I decided to get the Real ID as I travel often for work. I went to the DOT website and found the lists of items needed. I proceeded to bring my soon to expire drivers license, passport and certified birth certificate. Went through the process and came to the final stage and they said I needed something with my proof of address. This was not on the list that I found online and I asked why my old drivers license would not suffice. They had no answer it just is as it is. Luckily, I had my registration in my truck and that worked for some reason as it had my address on it.

It turns out that among the many pages and links on the DOT website I was the one lucky one who found an outdated link and list of items needed. They didn't care when I gave them that feedback.


All I want is just a simple TX DL so I’ll be legal if stopped by law enforcement. There are stiff penalties in TX for driving with an expired license, which include going to court and possible vehicle impoundment on the spot, not to mention stiff fines. I have until end of Aug 2021 to accomplish all of this. It’s not a long way off..

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