In June 2013, the Social Security Administration announced a new policy to for updating Social Security records to reflect a person’s gender identity.
Under the new policy, a transgender person can change their gender on their Social Security records by submitting either government-issued documentation reflecting a change, or a certification from a physician confirming that they have had appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition. This policy replaces the Social Security Administration’s old policy, which required documentation of sex reassignment surgery.
Note: Your Social Security card only lists your name and Social Security number – not your gender. However, the Administration maintains information in its computer records on everyone who has a Social Security number, including name, date of birth, and gender.