If you are expecting a baby or are starting to think about bringing a new life into the world, you will want to think about applying for a Social Security number for your young one.
Jack Myers with Social Security explains you will likely want to claim them on your taxes so they will need a Social Security number.
Myers points out, the process can be easy if you apply for it at the hospital. He explains everything will be streamlined if you get that process started while you're still at the hospital with your newborn.
The Social Security card will then be mailed to the address given to the hospital 2-3 weeks later. If you don't apply at the hospital, you will have to visit a Social Security office to submit an application and provide additional documentation.
For more information visit the Social Security website at www.socialsecurity.gov.