Social Security Benefit Verification Letter

Get your Social Security Benefit Verification Letter online

Do you know how to get a proof of income letter or Benefit Verification letter from Social Security? Just log in to your personal my Social Security account to get instant access to your Benefit Verification letter.

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What is a Social Security Benefit Verification Letter?

The Benefit Verification letter, sometimes called a "budget letter," a "benefits letter," a "proof of income letter," or a "proof of award letter," serves as proof of your retirement, disability, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Medicare benefits. You may use your letter for loans, housing assistance, mortgage, and for other income verification purposes. You can also use it to prove that you don't receive benefits, have applied for benefits, or that you have never received Social Security benefits or SSI.

In addition to name, date of birth, and the benefits received, the Benefit Verification letter includes other identifiers to prevent misuse and fraud.

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Sign In to your account below and go to “Replacement Documents” on the right side of the screen, then choose “get a Benefit Verification Letter” to view, save and print your personalized letter.

How to Benefit Verification Letter

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Still have questions?

If you have questions or need help understanding how to request your benefit verification letter online, call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 or visit your Social Security office. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call our toll-free TTY number, 1-800-325-0778, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.