Common Uses for a Benefit Verification Letter

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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.

To request a benefits letter, go to socialsecurity.gov, Things You Can Do Online, and request a proof of income letter. It will be sent to you by mail within about 10 days.

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