If you apply for Social Security Disability benefits in Florida, you will eventually receive a benefit verification letter. This is an important document that you want to keep in a safe place with your other important papers. You will need this letter in the future.
The Social Security Administration explains that the benefit verification letter provides information about your benefits. It shows you are getting benefits and includes information about what you receive. It also serves as proof that you applied for benefits. If you do not receive benefits, it also can show that you have never gotten benefits. You may also hear people call this letter a Social Security award letter or simply a benefits letter. If you hear these terms just know they all mean the same thing.
The letter will show some minimal information about you. It includes the benefits you receive, your date of birth and your name. It is an official document from the SSA, so it can serve as proof when applying for loans or for other situations where you need income verification.
This is why you want to keep your benefit verification letter in a safe place. You will use it in various situations where you need to prove your income or show you are receiving benefits from Social Security.
You can get a copy of your letter by logging into the online system at the SSA’s website. You will need to create an account if you do not already have one. Once logged in, you can access and print a copy of your benefit verification letter.