If you need to prove that you are currently receiving disability benefits, you will need to request a benefit verification letter. Social Security calls this a proof of income letter. There are many common uses for a benefit verification letter. A benefit verification letter may be required to show your income when you apply for:
- a mortgage or other loan
- rental housing, or
- state benefits.
You may also need a benefits verification letter to show you currently have Medicare coverage or to show your retirement or disability status.