Posted: August 25, 2016

Replacing Lost or Damaged Documents in Louisiana


 

We hope that this hasn't happened to you ... But disasters such as the recent floods and storms commonly result in the loss of important documents. Here is a list of useful websites and telephone numbers to help replace them.

 

SNAP Cards:

(Food Stamps): Phone: 1-888-524-3578

Website: www.dcfs.la.gov/DSNAP

 

Green Cards:

Phone: 800-375-5283

Website: https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/after-green-card-granted/replace-green-card

 

Birth and Death Certificates:

Phone: 225-342-9500

Website: http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/635

 

Louisiana Driver’s Licenses:

Phone: 888-214-5367

Website: http://omv.dps.state.la.us/

 

Bank Checks, ATM/Debit Cards or Safe Deposit Boxes:

Phone: 877-275-3342

Website: https://www.fdic.gov/

 

Credit Cards – Contact the appropriate issuing institution:

·American Express: 800-327-1267

https://www.americanexpress.com/us/content/help/lost-stolen-card.html

 

·Discover: 800-347-2683

https://www.discover.com/credit-cards/help-center/

 

·MasterCard: 800-627-8372

https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/consumers/get-support.html

 

·Visa: 800-847-2911

https://usa.visa.com/support/consumer/lost-stolen-card.html

 

Credit Reports: Equifax, Experian or TransUnion

Phone: 877-322-8228

Website: https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action

 

Social Security Cards:

Phone: 800-772-1213

Website: https://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/

 

Fraud Alerts or a Credit Freeze:

Website: http://www.fightidentitytheft.com/security_freeze_louisiana.html

 

Other support:

Identity Theft Resource Center:

Phone: 888-400-5530

Website: http://www.idtheftcenter.org/ 

Email: info@fightidentitytheft.com.

 

Medicare Cards:

Phone: 800-772-1213

https://faq.ssa.gov/ics/support/kbanswer.asp?deptID=34019&task=knowledge&questionID=3708 

 

Passports:

Phone: 877-487-2778

Website: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/lost-stolen.html

 

U.S. Savings Bonds:

Phone: 844-284-2676 (toll-free)

Website:https://www.treasurydirect.gov/indiv/research/indepth/ebonds/res_e_bonds_eereplace.htm

 

Tax Returns:

Phone: 800-829-1040

Website: https://www.irs.gov/uac/About-Form-4506T

 

Military Records:

Phone: 866-272-6272

Website: https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

 

Insurance Documents:

Phone: Check with your insurance agent.

Website: http://insurance.lawyers.com/natural-disasters/replacing-personal-documents-lost-in-a-disaster.html

 

Real Estate and Property Records (Mortgage Documents, Deeds, etc.):

Phone: Contact your agent.

http://insurance.lawyers.com/natural-disasters/replacing-personal-documents-lost-in-a-disaster.html  

 

Medical and Prescription Records:

Call your doctor; medical and prescription records are tracked electronically.

 

Proof of Address/Residency:

Contact your local utility company to obtain a recent bill.

 

National Archives Records:

Phone: 866-272-6272

Website: General: http://www.archives.gov/preservation/records-emergency/public.html

Website: Saving family records:http://www.archives.gov/preservation/disasterresponse/guidelines.html

 

To donate to others affected by the flooding in our area, visit NorthshoreFoundation.org/flood-relief