At this time, Kilolo Kijakazi, Appearing Commissioner of Social Safety, introduced that the Social Safety will provide folks the selection to self-select their intercourse on their Social Safety quantity (SSN) document. We anticipate this selection can be out there within the fall of 2022.
“The Social Safety Administration is dedicated to lowering limitations and guaranteeing the honest remedy of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood by updating our procedures for Social Safety quantity information,” stated Appearing Commissioner Kijakazi. “This coverage change will enable folks to self-select their intercourse in our information while not having to supply documentation of their intercourse designation.”
Individuals who replace their intercourse marker in Social Safety’s information might want to apply for a substitute SSN card. They are going to nonetheless want to point out a present doc to show their id, however they’ll now not want to supply medical or authorized documentation of their intercourse designation as soon as the coverage change turns into efficient. SSN playing cards don’t embody intercourse markers.
In February 2022, we issued steering instructing workers to just accept proof paperwork that include non-binary identifiers (e.g., “X”) for unique SSN and substitute SSN card purposes, and different updates to our inside SSN information. We’re exploring attainable future coverage and methods updates to assist an “X” intercourse designation for the SSN card utility course of.