How to Prove SSI Income
The Social Security Administration’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides benefits to disabled adults and their dependents when the disabled adult’s earnings are not sufficient to collect over $694 per month in Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). SSI may also be awarded to people who are age 65 or older who do not receive over $694 per month in Social Security retirement benefits or other retirement benefits and income. The administration sends out an awards letter for SSI recipients during November or December that states how much SSI will be received in the following year. If you need to verify your SSI and do not have the awards letter, you can obtain a copy from your local SSA office.
Go to your local Social Security Administration (SSA) office. If you do not know where your local SSA office is, go to the following website: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/locator. This website finds your local SSA office based on your zip code.
Provide your Social Security and identification cards to an SSA employee at the office and request stamped verification of your SSI benefits. The printout must be stamped and signed by SSA, since many places (i.e. state Medicaid office) will not accept it as valid proof of SSI benefits without the stamp and signature.
Check the documentation for any inaccuracies. Make sure that your name, Social Security number, date of birth and the dollar amount for SSI benefits are correct. If any of the information is inaccurate, discuss this with the SSA employee.