Proof of Benefits Letters

If you need proof you get Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security (SSI) Income, or Medicare, you can get a benefit verification letter online by using your personal “My Social Security” account. This letter of proof is sometimes called a “budget letter,” “benefits letter,” “proof of income letter,” or “proof of award letter.”  Governments, organizations  or banks may request this letter from your client if they apply for state or local benefits, a mortgage, assisted housing, or a loan.

You can also get proof that you have never received Social Security benefits or Supplemental Security Income, or proof that you have applied for benefits.

To get any of these kinds of benefit verification letters, visit

If you can’t or don’t want to use your online account, or  need a letter for a dependent,  you can call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.