Q: I need a letter proving the amount of my Social Security. How can I get this?
A: When needed, benefit verification letters prove the amount of your Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) income for any purpose whether you are applying for a mortgage loan, heating assistance or something else.
Based on the information you chose to include, a verification letter can also confirm your current Medicare health insurance coverage, age or type of benefits received.
The easiest way, if you created an online my Social Security account, is to request and download a benefit verification letter online at your convenience.
For Social Security, SSI or Medicare, you select information to be included in the verification letter. For example, you can show the type of benefit received with the amount, the amount only, or even that you have an application for benefits pending. For this and other online services, create your personal my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount/.
You can also telephone the national SSA telephone number, 800-772-1213, (TTY) 800-325-0778, 7:00am – 7:00pm standard business days, or contact your local office for a benefit verification letter. Allow several days mailing time for either of these.