My brother and I are several years apart and were born well before the requirement for infants to have social security numbers for tax reporting requirements. However, our parents applied for social security cards for each of us at the same time when we were children, when they opened a separate savings account for each of us. As a result, we have sequential social security numbers, and we have the same last name and the same first initial.
Do you think that this might create potential problems down the road when and if there are SS benefits to be claimed by either of us?
Other than normal political meandering about the SS system, and the fact that I have paid into the system since I started working at about age 14, I don’t know that much about how the SS system works. I have never made a claim against it. But was curious if the situation with my brother and I could create problems down the road.