By: Doug Nguyen
If you receive a Benefi t Verifi cation letter, sometimes called a “budget letter,” a “benefi ts letter,” a “proof of income letter,” or a “proof of award letter,” we have good news for you! A new standardized Benefi t Verifi cation letter is now available when you need proof of Social Security benefi ts, Supplemental Security Income, or Medicare.
In addition to name, date of birth, and the benefi ts received, the new Benefi t Verifi cation letter includes other identifi ers to prevent misuse and fraud. This is an added benefi t to you as proof of income for loans, housing assistance, mortgage, and other verifi cation purposes.
The same standardized letter is also available if you need proof that you do not receive benefi ts, or proof that benefi ts are pending. If you are an individual representative payee, you can use the my Social Security Representative Payee portal to access the same standardized Benefi t Verifi cation letter online for your benefi ciaries.
This new standardized Benefi t Verifi cation letter is another example of our commitment to improve our service to you.
No matter how you request your letter, whether calling our National 800 Number, your local offi ce, the Interactive Voice Response system, or online with your personal my Social Security account at www.ssa.gov/myaccount, the Benefi t Verifi cation letter now contains a seamless look.