DREAMers, in the United States, who meet certain eligibility requirements will be granted deferred action status and renewable work permits. This status granted to undocumented immigrants will be valid for a two year period and during this period, immigrants who receive deferred action will be allowed to live and work legally in America.
Undocumented immigrants who receive deferred action and employment authorization documents, will also become eligible for social security cards. Eligible undocumented immigrants can apply for social security numbers after they are granted deferred action.
In order to apply for a social security number, you will have to go directly to a Social Security office and file a petition for a Social Security number. While you go to a Social Security office, you need to take with you the employment authorization document, that was issued by the USCIS. Similarly, you must also carry with you some other government issued identity document, to prove your age and identity. To prove your age and identity, you may take with you, your birth certificate, military record, passport, an identity document issued by the state, religious record, school record, school ID card, etc.
Remember that you need to provide original documents or certified copies of the required supporting documents. You might have submitted photocopies of the supporting documents while applying for deferred action, but while applying for a social security number, you will have to submit your original documents. A Social Security card will be issued to you, only after the officers verify all the documents that you provide.
DACA recipients are not eligible for federal aids and by getting a Social Security number, they may not become eligible to receive federal benefits. According to the deferred action policy, all the undocumented immigrants who receive deferred action and employment authorization documents, may apply for and obtain Social Security cards.