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How do you replace damaged or lost insurance documents?

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Replace damaged or lost insurance documents by contacting your insurance company for replacement documents, the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services explains. If your documents were destroyed along with your home, you should ask your insurance company what to do about your immediate needs and what needs to be done first.

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How do you replace damaged or lost insurance documents?
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If you've experienced a loss of your home and lost your insurance documents in the process, you may have lost other items as well. For birth certificates, you need to contact the vital records office of the county of the birth of the individual's certificate your looking to replace. You usually need a notarized copy of a birth certificate in order to obtain other types of documentation, the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services notes.

For copies of property deeds, the county recorder's office where the property is located can provide copies. For copies of Social Security cards, you can head to your local Social Security Administration office, as you can not apply for a replacement card online. There is no charge for a replacement card. Depending on the type of card you're requesting, different documents are required. If you would like a replacement copy of your Social Security statement, you can make this request online at ssa.gov, the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services advises.

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