How to Get Proof of Income From Social Security

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Applying for a mortgage, a loan or government assistance, such as subsidized housing benefits, are all examples of instances where it is necessary for you to provide a Proof of Income letter. You can acquire a Proof of Income letter from the Social Security Administration. You can use their website to request the letter. You will receive the letter from the Social Security Administration approximately 10 days after submitting the request online.

Launch a web browser and navigate to the Social Security Administration website.

Type "Proof of Income Letter" in the search bar in the upper-right corner of the window. Click the "Go" button.

Click "Request a Benefit Verification (Proof of Income) Letter" from the results page. The Information About the Proof of Income Letter page opens.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the "Start" button. Scroll to the bottom of the Public Agreement page and click "I Agree."

Type your Social Security number, full name and date of birth in the appropriate boxes. Click the "Yes" or "No" checkbox to confirm if you recently had an unreported address change. Click the "Continue" button and enter the additional requested information, such as the reason you are requesting the letter.

Click the "Submit" button to complete the process.


  • If you need the letter sooner than 10 days, contact your local Social Security Office directly.