I'm 17 and live in colorado. I already live on my own and am in college. I pay my own bills and rent. My parents won't give me their financial information so that I can apply for financial aid and continue going to college, and i need it because I am a dependent until age 24. I'm fully aware of what being emancipated means and I already take care of myself financially. I know I need a job to get emancipated and I just got hired, but my employer needs my original social security card which my mom refuses to give me, and she also won't give me my birth certificate so that I can get a new social security card. Is there any way around the needing employment part?
Do you at least know your social security number? I would suggest you contact the nearest Social Security office and explain the situation to them. I would also note that usually employers do not need to have the original card, and can do background checks and process payroll without. But you do need to get this sorted out. I am not aware of any way around the employment requirement. If you cannot resolve the issue call the Colorado Bar Association and see if you might qualify for pro bono or low cost help from a lawyer. Good luck.
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