When it comes time for applying for big decisions like a mortgage, loan, or housing, you may need to provide proof of your retirement, disability, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicare benefits. To get that proof, you can reach out to the Social Security Administration (SSA) for a benefit verification letter. 


What is a benefit verification letter? 


This letter (also called a benefits letter or Social Security award letter) serves as proof of your retirement, disability, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicare benefits. It’s also a way to show that you have applied for benefits, or that you haven’t received Social Security benefits or SSI. 


What does a benefit verification letter include? 

benefit verification letter


This letter includes your name, date of birth, and what benefit(s) you are receiving from the SSA. When you request the letter, you are allowed to choose the information that’s included and what’s left out. If you don’t receive Social Security disability benefits, the benefit verification letter can also verify your total earnings, and estimate the total amount of taxes you’ve paid and how much you will receive in retirement, disability, or survivor benefits should you apply.


How do I request the benefit verification letter? 


The SSA prefers that you request the letter online. It only takes a few minutes to request it, which you can do through your Social Security account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one here. 


Once you’ve logged into your account, scroll to the Benefits & Payments section, and select “get benefit verification letter.” You can view, print, or save your letter. If you’d prefer to do things over the phone, you can also call the SSA. They are available Monday-Friday from 7am to 7pm. In addition, you can also go to your local Social Security office


In the rare chance you’re having trouble receiving your benefit verification letter from the SSA, we can help! If you’re struggling to file your disability claim, we can help with that as well. 


Disability Associates, LLC, managed by attorney Tracey N. Pate, provides legal representation to disabled individuals who are seeking Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits. Our concentration is exclusively on Social Security Disability law. It’s all we do! We know that filing for Social Security benefits can be a long and frustrating process. We are dedicated to taking the weight off of our client’s shoulders by simplifying this process for them. There is absolutely no charge unless we win your case!


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