Have you applied for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits lately? If so, you should soon get a disability benefits verification letter in the mail.
This letter serves as important legal evidence of your benefits and you should thus store it in a safe location, such as with your other important documents and papers.
What is a benefits letter?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) takes a look into the all-important benefit verification letter. This letter – also called a Social Security award letter or a benefits letter – provides information about the specific benefits you are set to receive. It also verifies the fact that you are eligible to receive them in the first place, serving as proof of your application for benefits.
The letter also contains sensitive, albeit minimal, information about you. This can include your name and date of birth, along with the benefits you should receive. As this document serves as an official government form of identification, you can even use it as proof when you apply for loans or otherwise need income verification of some sort.
What do you use it for?
Thus, this document can come in handy as a tool of identity and income verification. Also, as mentioned, you may also need to prove at some point that you are receiving benefits from Social Security, which is one of the main reasons you should keep this paper safe.
You may receive a copy of this letter through the online system available through the SSA’s website, which allows you access to your official documents once you have an account. You can print out the document once you have it downloaded.