USCIS released an updated Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.  This form is designed to streamline the process for eligible applicants to also apply for a social security number.  With this update, applicants will no longer need to await their EAD card to go and file at their local Social Security Office.  They will receive their Social Security cards from the SSA within two weeks of receiving their approved EAD cards by just answering the additional few questions on the updated forms.