Written on May 27, 2011 by Kathryn Flores
You will need your Social Security number to process your award letter request.
SSI, or supplemental security income, is income provided by the Social Security Administration for people with low income who are blind, disabled or over the age of 65. Your SSI award letter — also known as a proof of income letter — is a letter stating what your monthly SSI benefits are. You can use your SSI award letter as proof of income when you are applying for services in which eligibility is based on income, and you can also use it as proof of disability.
- 1Go to the Social Security Administration benefits verification website to request a copy of your SSI award letter. Click “Start” at the bottom of the page to begin.
- 2Enter in the information requested such as your Social Security number, name and date of birth, then click “Continue.”
- 3Indicate what information you would like to include in your award letter. You can choose to include all benefit information, or you can choose to include only some information. The information you will need depends on what you will be using the letter for. Click “Continue” to submit your request.
- 4Print the confirmation page to keep in your records. Your SSI award letter should arrive in the mail within about 10 days of your request.