Hi i'm jennie, i'm 29 and I currently live in florida. I could really use your help.
I have had problems most of my life because my social security card and my birth certificate have 2 different first names on it. because of this matter i have not been able to get a new identification card or a florida drivers licence, a bank account, a job or anything, its been really difficult. I have lived with my father all my life because of this.
When i was a teenager my parents took me to get my social security card in ohio i believe, (at the time it wasn't required for me to have one as a child). Although on my birth certificate it says a different first name, my family has always reffered to me as "jennie" so when we went to get my social security card at the social security office my parents asked the attendant if i was able to apply with the name jennie instead and she says that was not a problem, so we did.
I was never really aware that the name of my birth certificate was different than my social security card until my parents separated and my mother gave me all my paperwork before she left; for most of my life i never saw this to be a problem.
when i was 19 my family tried to get out passports but only i was refused because of this matter. they told me to go to the social security office and apply for a new social security card. When i went to the social security office here in florida and i tried to explain my situation to the attendant but i was told i did not have enough information available. i had been, along with my siblings, home schooled all my life until i was 18. so i don't have a high school diploma or anything.
i was only able to get an identification card once about 10 years ago, but when it expired and i tried to renew i was told i couldn't get one because the names where different on both my birth certificate and my social security card, and i was told by the FL dmv attendant that the social security i had was void.
i looked online on the requirements to get a social security card and its a catch 22 i can't get one thing without the other. i have the evidence of age but not the evidence of identity (As proof of your identity, you must provide either a U.S. driver's license; or U.S. State-issued non-driver identity card; or U.S. passport) this journey has been altogether very difficult, as my father gets older i am truly scarred that i will end up on the street because of all this. I am a smart individual who hasn't been able to get anywhere in life, while my siblings have, because of this matter. is there anything i can do? ..
thanks so much,