Proof of Number Holder Name Change

You checked the status of your Social Security disability application. It says, “We requested that you send the following documents to the office that is processing your application:
Proof of Number Holder Name Change.” What in the world does that mean?

For women, it may mean that Social Security wants to verify your previous names, such as maiden name, prior married names, etc.

For men, it is much less common to have name changes. So why would a man receive such a message. Well, it may mean that your records show a misspelled name, nickname or alias.

Just be sure to respond to Social Security with any requested information to be sure your application moves forward.