If the name on your identity documents is different than the name you provided on your application, you may be asked to verify your identity on a Trusted Referee video call.
You will be asked on the call to show a document verifying your name change.
Your primary document must show your current name; name change documents are not accepted. If you are verifying your identity for unemployment insurance and a primary document does not show your current name, please contact your state's workforce agency for next steps.
Secondary documents may show your previous name.
To document your name change, we accept certified copies or originals of the following:
- Marriage Certificate or Domestic Partnership document.
- Dissolution of Marriage document.
- Name-change document.
- Adoption Document.
- Name change documents are also unacceptable as proof of your Social Security number.
If your name has changed more than once, a separate name-change document is required for each event.