Social Security Benefit Verification Letter

Get your Social Security Benefit Verification Letter online

Do you know how to get an income verification letter or benefit verification letter from Social Security? Just log in to my Social Security to get instant access to your benefit verification letter.

download or print your proof of income letter online

What is a Social Security Benefit Verification Letter?

The benefit verification letter, sometimes called a “benefits letter,” or a “Social Security award letter,” serves as proof of your retirement, disability, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Medicare benefits. It also serves as proof that you have applied for benefits or that you have never received Social Security benefits or SSI.

You may also use your letter as proof for loans, housing assistance, mortgage, and for other income verification purposes.

A Social Security benefit verification letter includes:

  • your name,
  • date of birth, and
  • the benefit you receive from us.

If you are an individual representative payee with a my Social Security account, you should check out our new Representative Payee Portal. It lets you conduct your own business or manage direct deposit, wage reporting, proof of income, and annual reporting for your beneficiaries.

Sign in to your my Social Security account to get your copy

Already have a my Social Security Account?

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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Creating a free my Social Security account takes less than 10 minutes, lets you download or print your benefit verification letter, and gives you access to many other online services.

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.