Survivors of Domestic Violence can Apply for a New Social Security Number!
Safety plans including gathering personal papers and choosing a safe place to go are important for survivors of domestic violence. Sometimes, that can include relocating and establishing a new identity. Applying for a new social security number may be a part of that plan. For more information on how to do this, please see the Fact Sheet from Social Security.
Nassau Suffolk Law Services’ Domestic Violence Project provides legal representation to victims of domestic violence in Suffolk County relating to family law matters, including obtaining orders of protection and custody. If you would like to obtain legal representation from Nassau Suffolk Law Services, you will need to go through one of our advocacy agencies. For the fastest referrals, please contact Brighter Tomorrows at (631)395-1800 or, if you are on the East End of Long Island, The Retreat at (631) 329-2200. Both hotlines are available 24 hours a day.
All of our offices are now open to the public and accepting walk-ins.