I am on vacation in Michigan and need to fly back to Florida in 5 days. I have lost my ID. I am having my daughter send me my expired driver's license, social security card, marriage license, and birth certificate. Will those documents be enough to get through security?
No, those will not help specifically because they are not valid forms of identification. They will help the screeners clear you, but you will still have to go through the no ID process.
I've heard this isn't particularly difficult, but you should arrive at least two hours ahead of time to make sure.
If you have one of the forms of ID listed above, you can pass TSA normally.
Yes, most probably. As TSA states:
Forgot Your ID?
In the event you arrive at the airport without valid identification, because it is lost or at home, you may still be allowed to fly. The TSA officer may ask you to complete an identity verification process which includes collecting information such as your name, current address, and other personal information to confirm your identity. If your identity is confirmed, you will be allowed to enter the screening checkpoint. You may be subject to additional screening, to include a patdown and screening of carry-on property.
You will not be allowed to enter the security checkpoint if your identity cannot be confirmed, you chose to not provide proper identification or you decline to cooperate with the identity verification process.
TSA recommends that you arrive at least two hours in advance of your flight time.
If your identity cannot be verified, you will not be allowed to enter the screening checkpoint.
They'll generally ask identify verification questions based on your credit report (past addresses, information about your relatives, that kind of thing), followed by a through search. The additional documents you're being sent may be helpful if there's an issue confirming your identity, but they also may not even be necessary. If your license is recently expired (six months at least), they're likely to just accept that. As TSA recommends, arrive early.