Did you accidentally file your bankruptcy forms with an incorrect social security number listed? It doesn’t happen often, but every now and then a filer has to update the social security number listed on their forms.
Since your social security number is what’s used by your creditors to connect your bankruptcy notice with your account, it’s important to correct this error as soon as possible.
Typically, this requires the following be filed with the court and sent to everyone on your creditor matrix, your case trustee, and the U.S. Trustee:
- Amended Official Form 101 (Voluntary Petition)
- Amended Statement Regarding Social Security Number
- A “notice” letting creditors know what exactly was amended on your petition
If you’re an Upsolve user and need to correct your social security number on your forms, please reach out via upsolve.org/contact to get assistance with using our free tool to prepare the amended forms.
It’s important to make sure that you don’t accidentally file something that ends up showing everyone your full social security number. So, before filing anything, make sure to contact the clerk’s office at the bankruptcy court, and ask for the best way to handle this amendment.