Grrrr, government entities!! easy child needs a replacement social security card, which now requires not only an ORIGINAL birth certificate but also her ORIGINAL license to prove her identity as well as her citizenship! Since easy child is away at college and does not have break until late June, and needs the SS card for her externship IN June, I am trying to do it all from here. Not only that, but the SallieMae people won't process her loan request until they have a copy of her SS card either so that's been on hold, unbeknownst to me, since October!! So, easy child is mailing me her drivers license and I will sign the forms and send them all in. Then I called the SSA office to find out if the documentation must truly be originals and in the process learned that it could take up to 6 weeks before we get back her documents (license and BC) and she gets her replacement card. Jeesh! In the meantime, we're all trying to get passports, so now I can't even send away for easy child's passport until we get her SS crap straightened out. Urgh~ Then, I received a letter from NYS child support offices instructing me that I have to choose between receiving my support payments through a NYS debit card which will be subject to a .90 withdrawal fee each time I use it, OR direct deposit. So, I send back all the forms and information I need to get the direct deposit and within ONE day I got all my paperwork back telling me that my name isn't correct! Well, ahem, I think I know my name and in fact, I have tried THREE times to have them correct my name in thier systems but they have not. Grrrr....so, today I had an affadavit signed and notarized attesting to my identity, name and signature and sent it along with the previously sent forms and information and a letter written by me requesting that they change my name in thier system AND create a direct deposit account. I will be AMAZED if they get it right this time. Not only is this a waste of my time, but I also have to let my bank in on my business, which I don't like to do. Anyway, just a vent about all these bureaucratic government agencies and how crazy it makes me!