Need proof of SSI? Make request online Social Security

Published: June 29, 2008
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Q: I need proof of my Social Security income. Can I get verification online?

A: Some people who get Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits need to get a statement of their benefit amount to show proof of their income or benefits. Social Security can provide the information in a "proof of income letter.” When you request a letter, it will be mailed to your address in our records. You can request one online by going to https://secure.ssa.gov/apps6z/BEVE/main.html.

Recycled numbers?
Q: Are Social Security numbers re-assigned after a person dies?

A: No. We do not re-assign Social Security numbers. To date, we have assigned more than 442 million Social Security numbers. And each year we assign about 5.5 million new numbers. For more information, visit our Web site at www.socialsecurity.gov or call us toll-free.

This column was prepared by the Social Security Administration. For fast answers to specific Social Security questions, contact Social Security toll-free at (800) 772-1213; TTY (800) 325-0778.