Frequently Asked Questions - SSA

Social Security Number And Card
How do I get a number and card?

A Social Security number is important because you need it to get a job, collect Social Security benefits and receive some other government services. Many other businesses, such as banks and credit companies, also ask for your number.If you are a noncitizen living in the United States, you also may need a Social Security number. For more information, see Social Security Numbers For Noncitizens (Publication No. 05-10096).

SSN for Non-working Purposes
I am on H-1B visa and my wife just received her H-4B. She is not allowed to get SSN as this is only for people who allowed to work. I need to get her TIN (TAX Identification Number) but not sure where to start as I have been told she needs TIN for Driver licensing and open Bank account.
Can I apply for Social Security Number ?
Can I apply for Social Security Number on basis of I -797. My license to work as a vet in State A in depended upon SSN. How long does it take to get a SSN. On what status will I stay until I get a SSN & a license & subsequently start my job.