There are a number of reasons you may need written verification of your Social Security benefits. You may need to provide it to an energy assistance program or for subsidized housing. Perhaps you’re ready to make a major purchase, and you’re trying to get a loan from a bank or financial institution. Or maybe you’re applying for state benefits or moving into a new apartment or home. You can use this benefit verification letter for any reason that someone requires proof of your income.
In addition to offering proof of income, the letter is an official document that verifies your Medicare coverage, retirement or disability status, and age. If you need verification that you have applied for benefits but have not yet received a decision, it also serves as proof that you applied.
Whatever your reason, if you need verification of your income from Social Security, obtaining it is easy and convenient.
Create a my Social Security account and you can instantly get your benefit verification letter online and obtain one anytime you need it.
You also can use your account to manage your benefits, check your benefit amount, or change your address, phone number, and direct deposit information. Millions of people have already opened their accounts. In fact, someone opens a new my Social Security account about every six seconds!
You can also get a benefit verification letter mailed to you by calling 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). However, for most people, getting the verification online is the most convenient way to get what they need. Get your benefit verification letter by registering today for a my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/