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Savings-Bonds-Alert: Fixing misspelled name on savings bond

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Fixing misspelled name on savings bond

I bought a savings bond for my granddaughter, who is 18 months old. The registration has an "s" at the end of her last name that should not be there. Will she have problems cashing the bond at a later date? Tom's response Generally a minor misspelling isn't a problem, particularly if the bond has her social security number on it. Often gift bonds have the SSN of the giver, however, rather than the receiver. If you'd be more comfortable having the spelling fixed, here are links to the forms to use:
  • For series I bonds, use Form PD F 5387 and check box 3f, correct error in registration
  • For all other series, use Form PD F 4000 and check box 2f, correct error in registration


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