Social Security Discrepancy

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Social Security Discrepancy

Postby KarenChristino » 23 Jul 2011, 17:54

Social Security Discrepancy

When I finally got my GF’s Social Security application (after 9 months!) it was under the name he usually used, Anthony Christino. But his original name, Antonio Cristino was listed on the SS Death Index online with the same SS#. Can anyone explain this?

I’m still searching for his birth record, and imagine he submitted it when applying (though I admit it would be difficult to get more info from them since it took so long for a routine matter). Maybe my GM gave it to them when he died? (His death certificate has his Americanized name.)

Has anyone gotten anything additional from SS other than a copy of the 1-page application?

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Re: Social Security Discrepancy

Postby johnnyonthespot » 23 Jul 2011, 18:19

When I applied for my own SS card back around age 14, I included my "middle" name (which was actually my confirmation name and does not appear on my birth certificate) on the application. My card was issued that way, "Carmine Peter xxxxx, Jr" and remained thus until 2008 when I had the record corrected and a new card issued - "Carmine xxxxx, Jr".

Someday, I will die and one of my descendants might question, "how come GGGF's social security application says one thing but his death record says something different?" With luck, he or she will stumble upon this forum post and find the answer. :)

(maybe Antonio corrected his SS record at some point during his life to show the correct spelling of his surname; possibly when he first applied for benefits)
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Re: Social Security Discrepancy

Postby KarenChristino » 24 Jul 2011, 15:50

Yes, that makes sense. I am just desperate to find any clues as to where he might have been baptized. He never used the Italian version of his name after childhood, so it came as quite a surprise to see it on the Death Index!


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