If you need proof you get Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security (SSI) Income or Medicare, you can request a benefit verification letter online by using your my Social Security account. This letter is sometimes called a "budget letter," a "benefits letter," a "proof of income letter," or a "proof of award letter." You can also request proof that you have never received Social Security benefits or SSI or proof that you have applied for benefits.
To set up or use your account to get a benefit verification letter, go to Sign In Or Create An Account. Once you’ve requested a benefit verification letter through your my Social Security account you will be able to print or save the letter immediately, or request to have a copy mailed to you within 10 business days. The benefit verification letter can be mailed only to the address on your Social Security record. If your address is incorrect, you can update your address using your personal my Social Security account or, if you are a representative payee, contact us to update the address.
You cannot request a benefit verification letter online for another person, such as a spouse or child, unless the person is a beneficiary for whom you are an active representative payee.
If you can’t or don’t want to use your online account, or you need a letter for someone other than yourself, you can call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.
See Definition: my Social Security-Benefit Verification Letter for more information.