A) The benefit verification letter shows your monthly benefit amount. You can get your benefit verification letter online, or request it by telephone. It is often used to:
- Apply for a loan;
- Give to a landlord;
- Obtain housing assistance, or other state or local benefits;
- Verify Medicare health insurance coverage; or
- Verify retirement status, disability, or age.
The SSA-1099 shows your annual income for income tax purposes. We mail the SSA-1099 by January 31 each year. You can request an SSA-1099 online, or you can call SSA at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, or visit a local office.