Your thirteen-digit unique Social Security number is your identifier and link to Social Security. Dominican citizens, permanent residents, and temporary (working) residents who apply for social security will be assigned a social security number upon approval.
Social Security Number
You need a Social Security number to get a job, collect Social Security benefits and get some other government services. But you don’t often need to show your Social Security card. Do not carry your card with you. Keep it in a safe place with your other important papers.